KEMSA Mombasa Center to improve supplies delivery to coastal counties


Coastal Counties will soon not have to wait two to three weeks before getting medical supplies from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).

Speaking in Mombasa while flagging off mosquito nets to be distributed in the county, KEMSA CEO Andrew Mulwa said the Authority will open a distribution center in Mombasa that will cater to the coast region.

“The construction and renovation works are already being done and we expect contractors to be done in the next three months so that we start,” said Mulwa.

The new distribution center will shorten the time to get drugs to the coastal counties.

“From Nairobi, now it is taking two to three weeks to get drugs, when we open the regional distribution center here, from Mombasa it should take 48 hours,” said the KEMSA CEO.

CEO Mulwa said Mombasa was among the best-performing counties in terms of supplies of medicine and debt payment.

Sentiments were echoed by Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir.

“I want to appreciate the partnership we have with KEMSA, including the fact that they have been supplying us medicine on time and I am confident and glad to state that we are paying our dues on time. We have no debt with KEMSA,” said Governor Swamad.

The County Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with KEMSA that renewed the engagement between the two entities.