Kenya Defence Forces serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on March 24, provided treatment to hundreds of needy residents of Dhobley during a charity medical camp.
The exercise was carried out as part of the Civil-Military activities aimed at mitigating inadequate health services and fostering strong relations with local Somalis.
The medical camp held at Dhobley Hospital treated ailments such as flu, diarrhea, and diabetes among others. Patients included expectant mothers, the elderly, children, and women.
Speaking during the medical camp, the KDF Sector 2 contingent deputy commander, Colonel S.S Rashid said the free medical services by the troops was an expression of gratitude to the local community for working hand in hand with AMISOM.
“The last medical camp was successful and I hope even this one will be more successful. I sincerely thank those who have come from far places, persevering the hot weather so as to attend this exercise. I also thank the local administration who have assisted us to organize this medical camp,” said Colonel Rashid.
He added that AMISOM was highly conscious of the needs of the local community and would hold similar medical camps on a regular basis.
The District Commissioner of Dhobley, Sheikh Siyad Mohamed Hassan on his part thanked the troops for their continued assistance to the community.
“This is the second time KDF is bringing us drugs. And diseases such as diarrhoea, common cold will be treated. Expectant mothers also received medical help. KDF has been assisting us for the last four years in various ways, including training of SNA and providing food supplies. We support you fully,” stated the District Commissioner.
Area residents thanked the troops for providing them with medicine and foodstuff.