Kirinyaga county is registering women at its hospitals for the Linda Mama initiative.
This is part of its free maternity services programme for optimal care for mothers and their babies.
All pregnant women aged 18 and above are eligible for registration for Linda Mama and will be entitled to antenatal care, skilled personnel during delivery, provisions for caesarean sections and post natal care.
Governor Anne Waiguru has said her county aims to provide quality and affordable healthcare for all residents.
Waiguru’s promises include increasing the bed capacity at Kerugoya County Referral Hospital from 250 to 500, building a modern diagnostic centre and availing maternal and child healthcare services in all sub-counties.
The governor’s pledges for the health sector and others are in the Mountain Cities Blueprint, which is the county’s sessional paper and vision document.