On March 31, 2006, The Karen Hospital opened its doors to the Kenyan Public. This was the culmination of a noble idea that was conceived by two Black African Doctors, Betty Muthoni Gikonyo and Dan Kibuka Gikonyo both USA trained Cardiologists who carried the welfare of the Kenyan people in their hearts. This was the first tertiary hospital built by indigenous Kenyans since in the pre- and post independence era. The Karen Hospital is located in Karen, a name which many will recognize as the setting for the movie, “Out of Africa,'' which told the story of author Isak Dinesen, who used the pen name Karen Blixen, and who lived and worked in Kenya and wrote about Kenya and her love for it.