Residents of Nakuru, Kenya protest to pressure the government to arrest people who have stolen Covid-19 funds, in this August 2020 photo.

| Cheboite Kigen | Nation Media Group

How billions worth of Covid-19 funds were stolen in Africa

What you need to know:

  • It is impossible to quantify how much has been lost.
  • The cases exposed so far of theft in procurement of personal protective equipment and diversion of aid money meant for vulnerable people highlight the possible plunder of billions of dollars. 

Inflating prices of medical supplies by nearly 1,000 per cent, making relief payments to illegal beneficiaries and rigging of lucrative tenders in the corridors of power are some of the ways Covid-19 funds are being looted in Africa.

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