ANTI-GRAFT TEAM RE-OPENS PROBE AT MEDICAL AUTHORITY

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Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission has re-opened investigations into the operations at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa).

Acting Chief Executive Officer Edward Njoroge was interrogated at the agency’s offices over the infamous Kemsa heist where over Sh 7 billion was lost in the purchase of Covid related equipments.

Njoroge will again appear before the detectives and is expected to provide all documents related to the purchases that resulted to the huge losses.

“It is normal interrogation on operations at Kemsa. This has been going on for sometime now, nothing new,” said commission spokesperson Yassin Amaro.

The Commissions’ spokesperson Yassin Amaro confirmed that Njoroge will be appear again to provide the detectives with more information on financial operations at the agency.

Last week, Kemsa sent staff on a 30-day compulsory leave pending a restructuring process. The Anti-graft commission should fast track the investigations and bring the culprits to book. At a time, Kenya is trying to recover economically from the effects of the pandemic, the monies lost is able to cushion members of the public from Covid-19 and to build more health facilities across the country. Corruption continues to steal quality lives from Kenyans, a reason why the fight against graft should be fully supported.

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