Kenyans lost Sh12 billion to ‘criminal’ medical kit project

President Uhuru Kenyatta (2nd right) and DP William Ruto are shown how an ICU machine works  by former Director of Medical Services Nicholas Muraguri during the signing of contracts for the Managed Equipment Service (MES) on February 6, 2015.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • And according to the Council of Governors, some of the equipment are not working.
  • Philips and General Electric East Africa successfully bid for the supply of ICU and radiology equipment.
  • Every county is paying Sh131 million annually, with two more years to the end of the contract.

Some Sh12 billion could have been lost in the purchase of medical equipment for counties – a project branded by a Senate investigation committee a “criminal enterprise designed to enrich individuals”.  

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