On January 13, 2013, the clerks of all the yearly meetings and Friends Churches in Kenya joined together to celebrate the 100th year of ministry of Lugulu Mission Hospital. FUM Clerk Cliff Loesch and FUM General Secretary Colin Saxton were the guests of honor. The five hour celebration held many speeches, singing and worship.
Commemoration festivities also included the planting of several trees, a tour of the hospital, tea and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.
The hospital is also continuing to provide excellent service to the community by employing a new doctor, Dr. Oliver Sharack Mamati, who arrived at a critical time during a nurses’ strike. The government has seconded Dr. Harry Shivachi making our medical team a strong one. Staff changes also include Mr. William Wambugu, the new administrator, whose experience includes service at Kikuyu, Maua and other hospitals. There is still a need for a resident doctor.
As there is no mortuary in the area, a building project is underway to provide mortuary services locally. We are appealing to FUM and friends to come to our aid and support us in this project.