Kenya International Mental Wellness Hospital


Professional services


Jun 2022


Kenya International Mental Wellness Hospital

GKSD, in cooperation with the Government of Kenya, a project was developed for the construction, operation and business management of a modern neuropsychiatric national teaching and referral hospital. The new hospital will serve the objectives and purposes of the national mental health strategy and most importantly, will represent a step towards improving Kenyans’ health and well-being for the current and future generations.

The new hospital

On the 14th of June 2022 the cornerstone was placed at the ground-breaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction site mobilisation for the Kenya International mental wellness hospital. 

Situated near Nairobi, the structure comprises the hospital complex, a sports medical centre, a university, a residential area and a hospitality area.
The new centre of excellence will become the cornerstone of the national mental health reforms, that aim to decentralise the delivery of care and improve access to services in addition to lowering  the cost of mental health treatment and psychiatric services.

Will  be constructed on a 200-acre piece of land in Karen, and will be similar to the San Raffaele Research Hospital, located in Milan, Italy. The San Raffaele hospital is a highly specialised, multidisciplinary medical centre and is one of the biggest in Europe.

Once complete, the Kenya International mental wellness hospital, will become a national education and training hub for mental health, providing specialised post-graduate and professional training for multiple professional specialisations and disciplines in mental health.

The Ground Breaking Ceremony

June 14, 2022

A day of great pride as President Kenyatta’s vision for a state of the art hospital complex becomes a reality in partnership and support of the Italian Government, Italy’s leading GKSD Investment Holding Group and Gruppo San Donato. President Kenyatta thanked Minister Luigi Di Maio, Chairman Kamel Ghribi of GKSD Investment holding and Mr. Paolo Rotelli , Vice President GKSD and Gruppo San Donato. GKSD and GSD will support the project by contributing to the engineering and design works, helping with technical and medical training expertise etc to ensure that the developed infrastructure is able to deliver high standards of medical care. Mr. Ghribi said “It makes me very proud to see an Italian company in Africa not simply for profit but to help improve lives, share medical expertise and export technical expertise that will benefit Kenya and the wider region”. Mr. Ghribi further said, “African development must be supported through a partnership model”.