Fight for MTRH Post

FRESH controversy over the leadership of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is brewing in the Rift Valley ahead of the expiry of CEO John Kibosia’s term.

South Rift leaders are already pushing for one of their own to take over when Kibosia retires in December. On Thursday, South Rift lawmakers, led by Bureti MP Leonard Sang, shelved a press conference to ask President Uhuru Kenyatta to give the job to the current director of clinical services Wilson Aruasa.

“We believe Dr Aruasa has got what it takes to lead the institution. There is no need of bringing on board an outsider when we already have a competent person with institutional memory,” Sang told the Star yesterday.

Last month, there was confusion at the hospital following the appointment of Dr Joseph Sitienei to head the facility while Kibosia is still in office.

However, following protest from Kibosia’s Marakwet community, the government revoked Sitienei’s appointment. Both Kibosia and Sitienei are from the North Rift.