The government has been asked to improve the country’s healthcare system to stop terminally ill patients from seeking treatment abroad.
Speaking on Monday during the burial of Mzee Robert Kiega, a father to High Court Judge, Patrick Kiega at Murkwijit primary school in Kesongon, the President of the Court of appeal, William Ouko complained that many cancer patients are spending a lot of money on medical care in India.
He said the trend can only stop if the government prioritizes the health of its citizens, by equipping public health facilities.
Ouko was among many judges who attended the funeral of the late Ogeto, who died of cancer at Cherangany Nursing Home in Kitale.
The deceased had earlier been treated in India for lung cancer.
Also in attendance was Chief Justice, David Maraga who asked Kenyans to co-exist peacefully.
Maraga who earlier in the day held a meeting with Kitale Judicial staff, declined to speak to the media.
The deceased, who was 75 years at the time of his death, is among many Kenyans who have sought Cancer treatment in India.
By Pauline Ikanda