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Uhuru Orders Agencies to Probe Kemsa Scandal in 21 Days

by Robert Mwangi
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally addressed the ongoing debate on the alleged theft at Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa).

In his 11th speech on the Covid-19 situation in the country, the Head of State said he was much aware of the allegations that the agency could have misappropriated Covid-19 funds.

Therefore, he has now directed the investigative agencies to begin the scrutiny in the next few days.

Noting that the matter was of huge public interest, President Kenyatta directed investigators to complete their work in 21 days.

“Following the allegations of graft at Kemsa, relevant agencies are fully seized with the matter, this case should be expedited and be concluded within 21 days thereof due to public interest,” he said.

With speculations that powerful government and opposition individuals are involved in the Kemsa saga, the Head of State said no one would be spared if found guilty.

“It does not matter who you are or your political affiliation. If you are part of the loot, the law will take it cause,” the President.

The order comes at a time when police officers have been dispersing activists, who had demanded that the President break his silence on the matter and orders the arrests of those involved.

An investigative report by NTV’s Dennis Okari indicated that at least Ksh43 billion not be accounted for at Kemsa.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe dismissed the report, terming it as baseless and imaginary.

Appearing before a parliamentary committee, the CS said some of the sources used by Okari had questionable reputations.

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