KEMSA Heist: Mudavadi calls for Judicial inquiry on CS Kagwe

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ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi - PHOTO COURTESY

2022 presidential hopeful Musalia Mudavadi has beckoned the president to open a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the alleged loss of COVID-19 funds – By Gerald Gekara.

While addressing the press at the Musalia Mudavadi center, the Amani National Congress leader said the inquiry will be the only solution to unearth the dealings within the Ministry of Health.

“Only such inquiry will soften the hearts of our development partners, because it is immune from politics” He said.

Mudavadi called upon those in authority to investigate any bit of corruption in order to safeguard Kenya’s support from international donors.

“We stand to lose Ksh. 400 billion for AIDS, malaria, Tuberculosis and other Health interventions. For the sake of Kenyans depending on these partners, Mr. President let those who are found culpable be punished,” He added.

In a damning expose by media houses, a total of 43 Billion dedicated to Kenyan COVID-19 pandemic, is said to be unaccounted for. Unscrupulous tendering processes and undisclosed expenditures has cast doubt on Kenya’s ability to clamp on corruption.

Since the expose, KEMSA CEO Jonah Manjari was suspended alongside directors Eliud Muriithi (Commercial) and Charles Jume (Procurement).

Operations Director Edward Njoroge Njuguna was appointed the acting CEO.

The medical supplies authority has since said it will cooperate with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

“We are not going to protect anybody found culpable and any such persons shall face consequences,” board chair Kembi Gitura said, adding “