Disband Kenya Medical Board, ask Prof. Magoha to resign
IMPORTANT UPDATE:- Professor George Magoha has offered apology to CitizenGO and asked for forgiveness on his actions.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board headed by professor George Magoha as failed in its role to regulate dubious clinics in Kenya like Marie Stopes and others who rely on conducting abortions and selling illegal medical services in the country.
Last year in September, Marie Stopes abortion clinics were advertising abortions like you could advertise candy in Kenya. CitizenGO managed to raise over 5,000 signatures from people protesting this illegal activity and addressed the concerns to the Cabinet Secretary of Health.
The Cabinet Secretary of health convened an inquiry to investigate Marie Stopes further. This inquiry was named as Ann Kioko vs Marie Stopes and was held at the medical boards offices in Nairobi. During this hearing shocking details were unearthed. This included open admission by Marie Stopes directors that they offered abortions to teenagers without parental consent. Under the Childrens Act of Kenya this is illegal.
Further, Marie Stopes took pride in offering abortions on demand and did not have criteria of offering abortions in their many clinics at a minimum fee of 5,000 Kenyan shilings. Besides , their website and social media pages were advertising abortions against the Kenyan constitution and the penal code.
With this hard evidence, the Kenya Medical Board suspended abortion services of the clinics for 60 days ad ordered them to comply with their provisions. But what is shocking is the u-turn that was taken by the same board in less than 60 days.
The Board quicky lifted abortion activities of Marie Stopes even without offering an explanation to the team that formed complainants. To make it worse, when Professor Magoha was asked for explanations, he arrogantly ignored letters addressed to him and the board.
The rot at the Kenya Medical Board needs to be exposed. The lack in transparency and fairness needs to be stopped. Over 5,000 people demanded explanations but they were ignored by a very arrogant professor Magoha! Is he compromised? Who is he serving?
Besides , the board has also failed terribly in its role to regulate the health sector in Kenya with so many dubious clinics and unqualified doctors baying for Kenyan blood and lives!
Sign this petition asking CS Sicily Kariuki and President Uhuru Kenyatta to disband the Kenya Medical Board and ask Professor Magoha to resign with immediate effect.
Also ask the president to make sure the CS of health makes public compliance reports by Marie Stopes Kenya.
Sign this petition now!
Disband KMPDB , ask George Magoha to resign