Kenya—A major sports news technology and betting brand with operations in Kenya, Tanzania, and majority of western countries, known as SportPesa, has done an investment of KES1.2 million in building and equipping health a Centre in Kenya’s Kiambu county as part of supporting the Kenyan government agenda of realizing Universal Health Coverage.
It is an idea that was to brought to life after local residents in the region complained about inadequate maternal services, following the conversation of Tigoni hospital where players and athletes flooded considering the health facility as more affordable.
Through a statement on Wednesday Sportpesa foundation stated that it has equally decide to construct an ablution block to help start off the Rironi Community Heath Centre (RCHC) maternity wing.
“It gives us a great pleasure to have the opportunity to support this health Centre. The community approached us following increased demand for a clean, safe, well equipped ward for women to give birth.”
“And Locals complaining of several of Kenyan players most importantly in the local league arriving here after injuries and whatnot. We have indeed confirmed that to be true. This being our motivator to help and equip this facility with the items needed to make it functional,” Ronalf Karuri SportPesa CEO spoke.
The health facility had just completed the building of a new outpatient wing with the help of another major telco company in Kenya, hence giving room for renovation of the old wing to cater for the increased demand for in-patient services.
“We also have a plan to boost our support for maternal health care projects this second half of the year as part of supporting the community. We understand these communities are where our players come from but most important fans and gamblers are also from here, so its our duty to see how best we care for our own.” Karuri added.