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Ruai Family Hospital: Founder, How it Started, Branches & Charges

Ruai Family Hospital (RFH) is a leading health service provider located along Kangundo Road, Ruai, Nairobi County.

The facility provides a high standard of care to all patients through a range of programs and services committed to quality and affordability. It has capitalised on the continuous demand for quality health care in the country by providing quality services to its clients.


RFH was founded by Dr. Maxwell Okoth in 2011, a year after he had graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the University of Nairobi School of Medicine. He was 26 years old at the time.

He is one of the youngest doctors in Kenya to own and run a full-fledged medical facility.

Dr. Okoth has led the hospital to having four branches and the chain currently attends to about 500 patients a day and is planning to expand across the country and the East African Region.

Ruai Family Hospital: Founder, How it Started, Branches & Charges

According to RFH’s website, the doctor served in various roles in the public health sector prior to his role as CEO of the hospital.

He was the Deputy Director of Health Services and Medical Superintendent at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi County. He was tasked with spearheading the upgrade of Mutuini Dispensary which was a Constituency Development Fund Built hospital operating as a dispensary to a level four hospital since it had been devolved into a county hospital.

Dr. Okoth oversaw the opening of the maternity wing, imaging department and the inpatient wards at the hospital. It began 24-hour operations, and now operates as a full-fledged hospital.

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degree from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant after graduating from Strathmore College of Accountancy.

He is also a graduate of Managing Healthcare Business from Strathmore University, Stanford Seed Transformation Program from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Senior Executive Program from Harvard Business School.

How it Started

He started the hospital as a small outpatient clinic using a loan of Ksh300,000 from his mother’s retirement benefits.

The hospital grew to now occupy three floors of one of the largest buildings in Ruai Town.

“It has been a journey and we are now making ends meet,” Dr. Okoth says.

Ruai Family Hospital: Founder, How it Started, Branches & Charges
File image of the Ruai Family Hospital building. |Photo| Courtesy|


RFH Has grown over the years and currently has four branches.

They are: Ruai Family Hospital in Ruai Town, Ruai Family Hospital in Tala, and Ruai Family Hospital medical facilities in Jacaranda and Embakasi.

The Tala branch is located in Tala town behind Matungulu Constituency Development Fund (CDF) offices. The Embakasi branch is located at Savannah Business Centre in Nyayo Estate, and the Jacaranda branch is located at the Jacaranda Gardens Clubhouse along Kamiti Road.

RFH has a 50 bed hospital in Ruai, a 10-bed maternity Hospital in Tala an outpatient facility in Embakasi and a 100 bed multi-specialty hospital in Ruai.

It has over 12 permanent employees and hires top doctors on need basis.

File image of the Ruai Family Hospital branch. |Photo| Courtesy|


The main areas of specialization include x-ray services, the facility also off­ers general outpatient consultations, and ultra sound services.

The services include: Pediatrics, Maternity Services, Burns & Emergency Unit, Inpatient Services, Outpatient General Consultation, Surgery & Xray, Physiotherapy, Family Planning, Sonography Services, and Dispensing Chemist & Pharmacy.
Ruai Family Hospital: Founder, How it Started, Branches & Charges
File image of the Ruai Family Hospital founder and CEO Dr. Maxwell Okoth. |Photo| Courtesy|
RFH is a family hospital, providing all maternal and child health services at a relatively affordable cost.

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