The other mega project is the Naromoru Level 4 Hospital in Kieni constituency, which is in its completion stage.
The laying of the foundation stone of the medical facility was done by the governor on 22nd August 2019. The cost of construction is Kshs. 329 million and a further Kshs 300 million for equipping the facility.
The hospital is being constructed using funds that were awarded to the County Government of Nyeri by the World Bank through the Kenya Devolution Support Program (KDSP) after attaining position two and subsequently, position one.
Despite the many challenges in the year 2020, the County Government of Nyeri emerged at the top of the World Bank Kenya Devolution Support Program that evaluates counties on financial integrity and accountability among other parameters. The funds gained were channeled into the completion of the level 4 hospital.
The construction of the three-storied 175-bed capacity hospital will host key departments including; two operating theatres, general OPD, Casualty, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Maternal and Child Health unit, specialized clinics, maternity and inpatient wards (medicine, orthopedic, surgical).
The hospital will also guarantee provision of surgical and inpatient services and ultimately contribute to decongestion of the Nyeri County Referral Hospital as well as be of great relief to Kieni residents who travel very long distances to seek medical attention.