INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES ARE WORKING ON THE KEMSA FILE

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The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has confirmed that his office is working with the anti-graft body, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to bring to book the culprits involved in the controversial Covid 19 tenders for provision of Personal Protective Equipment.

The DPP, who was being interviewed on a social media platform said that the investigative agency, EACC had made good progress in investigating the matter.

Confirming that he had forwarded the file to the agency, Haji said his office will review the files for evidence which he will then use to prosecute culprits involved in Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) scandal.

He spoke during a live interaction with the public on social media dubbed ODPP Café.

The DPP further revealed that his office is pushing for enhanced capacity to enable them investigate the police independently.

“The ODPP has been working closely with the UN, which has enabled us charge 80 police officers involved in police excessive and they have been charging individuals on command responsibility,” he said.

On his achievements, Haji said his office recovered Kshs.2.9 billion since he his appointment. He confirmed that the money had been forwarded to the National Treasury, adding that there is an upcoming Bill which will allow the ODPP to monitor how the funds are being used.

The issue of the prosecution of those involved in the KEMSA scan continues to be of public interest following the release of the audit report which was undertaken by the Auditor General on the orders of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The KEMSA CEO Dr. Jonah Mwangi Manjari among other top officials, was suspended following allegations that the authority flouted procurement regulations putting at risk donor funds meant to battle COVID-19 pandemic.

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