Kileva Dispensary, Kirumbi
Report by Margaret Kiriro
Summer 2010, Mwakoma, Kenya
The Kileva Dispensary in Kirumbi village was started by Mr. Cliff Evans and the Foundation Stone laid in 2008.
It has been built in phases from: foundation, wall to lintal, roofing, plastering/flooring, windows and doors installation, Toilet (pit latrine).
It’s with courage and hard work of donors and well-wishers that the two compartments (two rooms) are through.
For the Dispensary to be given to the Government there are procedures to be followed:-
- The community should submit their Minutes to the Sub-locational Development Committee –
- who will submit them to the Locational Development Committee
- who will submit them to the Divisional Development Committee
- who will submit them to the District Development Committee
- who will pass them to the Government
and hence the supply of medicine and staff, maybe two nurses, will be done.
Kirumbi villagers used to be converging under the tree shades for meetings.
Currently the Dispensary plays a major role as a Community Centre.
- Meetings are done there
- Vaccinations by public health officials is normally done there
- Relief food from USAID or World Vision is stored and later divided to the villagers there
- It’s also like a village court, e.g. if a lady has been impregnated by a man, 10 village elders from all the 10 villages in Sagalla come and do the casing at the venue where the man/boy can be forced to marry the lady/girl or a big fine to be imposed to the accused.
Generally the Kirumbi Dispensary plays a major role in the village of Kirumbi.