Fly-by tenders prove system rot

Kemsa Nairobi office

Offices of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority in Nairobi as pictured on December 1, 2020. 

Photo credit: Lucy Wanjiru | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The impact that the Goldenberg and Eurobond scandals had on recent litany of scandals cannot be underestimated.
  • Honesty deficiency has affected government procurement service for decades.

No phrase has captured our imagination these past few years than ‘I was just walking by and heard of tenders and went in and got it’. It boggles the mind as to how a leisurely walk past a government office would earn someone a Sh350 million tender!

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