Nairobi, Jan. 25 -- The King Fahd Referral Hospital in Lamu is the most important health centres in the Lamu archipalego, serving fur flung islands where healthcare facilities are scanty.

Formerly known as the Lamu District Hospital, it was established in the 1980s in Mkomani and it was influential to the listing of Lamu Old Town as a World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) site about to decades ago.

In 1984 the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Saud awarded the people of Lamu a $1 million grant (Sh114, 630,000) for the construction of a hospital, amongst other projects.

Under the leadership of the late President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, the project i...