Why Pumwani is a national treasure

Source: The Daily Nation

By Nelly Bosire

3rd April 2017

r many people, locally and internationally, the mention of Pumwani Maternity Hospital evokes a host of negative images. This is because, for as long as I have lived, Pumwani Maternity Hospital has endured wave after wave of negative press without a break.

However, this ‘infamous’ hospital has an extremely rich history that is so rarely spoken of.

Pumwani Maternity Hospital was conceived in 1926. Earlier, in 1917, the East African Women’s League (EAWL) had been formed by a group of British women living in Kenya. They were mostly wives of colonial administrators who were appointed to run the colony. Read More


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