Corruption in purchase of Covid-19 PPEs is murder, WHO boss says

This handout image provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 27, 2020 in Geneva shows WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the launch of a new foundation for private donations, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.

Photo credit: Christopher Black | World Health Organization | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' remarks were in the wake of local concerns regarding corruption and funds wastage in Kemsa’s purchase of PPEs for health workers and other people.
  • An NTV report on alleged graft in the procurement of Covid-19 supplies sparked furore, with many Kenyans calling for investigations into allegations that several companies ripped big from procurement deals.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has described corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPEs) as unacceptable and likened it to murder.


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