President Uhuru Kenyatta has revoked the appointment of former Senator Kembi Gitura as the chairperson of the board of directors of Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa).
Mary Chao Mwadime will take over from Gitura from 30th April 2021
In a Kenya Gazette notice dated 28th April, the Head of State said that Mwadime would be in office for three years.
This comes after Gitura’s tenure at Kemsa was drowned in corruption allegations involving the procurement of Covid-19 supplies worth billions of shillings. An inquiry into the graft is going on in the National Assembly.
Gitura was moved to the communications regulatory authority earlier this month, pending an investigation into the authority’s Ksh7.8 billion Covid-19 procurement scandal.
In the same notice, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe disbanded the Kemsa board and appointed a new five-member team.
The new appointees are Captain (Rtd) Lawrence Wahome, Robert Nyarango, Terry Ramadhani, and Linton Kinyua. They will serve as Kemsa board members for a three-year term with effect from 30th April.
The appointments of Timothy Mwololo, Bibiana K Njue, Joel Onsare Gesuka and Dorothy Atieno Aywak were revoked.