President William Ruto has expressed Kenya's keen interest in investing in the manufacturing of medical supplies.

Ruto was speaking during the commissioning of the CyberKnife Centre at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) in Kiambu County.

According to Ruto, the local pharmaceutical and medical consumables market only accounts for 20 per cent of the domestic demand estimated at Sh110 Billion per year.

He noted that the government is committed to making Kenya the region’s pharmaceutical manufacturing hub, which will enhance access to affordable healthcare.

“This will enhance access to affordable healthcare,” Ruto said.

Ruto also commended KUTRRH for the milestone and pledged to support it further, including the completion of the stalled Children's Hospital and Paediatric Cancer Wing and the construction of a Women's Hospital with a Breast Cancer Centre.

The president emphasized the importance of developing a network of specialized public referral institutions to provide advanced care driven by scientific research and technological innovation.

“These will provide advanced care that is driven by scientific research and technological innovation,” Ruto said.

Various high-ranking officials, including Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Chief Justice Martha Koome, Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi, and Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha were present at the event.