Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza has appointed her husband Murega Baichu to lead cancer awareness campaign in the County.
Speaking during a fundraising dinner to support the Mt Kenya Mountain Running championship, Mwangaza said she made the appointment because men are also prone to cancer.
She said the disease had become thorny issue in the county hence the need to intensify effort to support the affected people.
“I asked the first gentleman to join us because even men can have cancer,” Mwangaza said during the event.
“My administration is committed to improving the health and well-being of our citizens, and we made a promise to invest in research and treatment for cancer. Through this, we were able to make progress towards fulfilling that promise and providing critical support for those affected by cancer.”
Baichu accepted the appointment and pledged to levarage his art to sensitive the residents of Meru County about cancer.
He said he will use his guitar to go around the county to raise Sh500 million that can be used to buy an ecology machine that he said will help in diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.
He called upon residents of Meru County and people of good will to join hands in raising funds as away of supporting the cancer campaign.