Kisumu gubernatorial aspirant Anyang’ Nyong’o wants the government to establish insurance health scheme for the country’s football legends. Nyong’o expressed concern that many renowned football legends in Kenya struggle to meet medical costs in the event they fall sick, a situation he said requires long term solution.
He said the health cover scheme would be vital in helping the footballers settle medical fees even after their retirement from the profession.
“Let the government consider improvising heath cover for our football heroes who have contributed immensely in development through their talents,” said Nyong’o.
Nyong’o noted that the ex-footballers through their contributions must be given honorary treatment just like other heroes and heroines in the country.
“We need to remember these people who made us proud as a country. Some of them are now financially disadvantaged hence they require our support,” he added.
The outgoing senator made the remarks when he met former Gor Mahia football club legendary player Peter Dawo in Kisumu (pictured left).
The legend is expected to undergo a knee surgery, which is estimated to cost him Sh600,000 but he is facing financial challenges.
Dawo, who is raising funds from well-wishers to offset the operation bills, said doctors have recommended a replacement on his left knee.
Nyong’o presented him with a cheque worth Sh50, 000 to support the course.