Push for State to explain spending of Covid-19 funds gains steam

Ms Florence Kajuju, the chairperson of the Commission on Administrative Justice.

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The former senators called on development partners to freeze funding to the kitty until the government explains how it is spending the money.
  • They said the funds are not serving the intended purpose.
  • CAJ said that it is wrong for responsible institutions to misuse funds aimed at dealing with the pandemic.
  • Kenya has so far secured over Sh223 billion for its Covid-19 war chest from the international community.

The demand for accountability in the use of billions of shillings allocated for Covid-19 interventions continues to gather momentum with the Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ) and three former senators calling on the relevant government institutions to make full disclosure on the kitty.

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