Kemsa

From left: Kemsa officials Fredrick Wanyonyi Simiyu, Edward Njoroge and Waiganjo Njoroge when they appeared before the Public Investments Committee on March 30, 2021.

| Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

Kemsa board on the spot over Covid scandal

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  • The committee said Mr Gitura was aware of the problems at the agency but did nothing to address them, citing a letter he wrote to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, complaining that the management had spent funds meant for the Universal Health Care (UHC) programme to buy PPEs.
  • The report accuses Mr Manjari of having run a one-man show at the agency and taking advantage of the weak oversight.

Senators have trained their sights on the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) board as investigations into the multibillion-shilling Covid-19 scandal gather pace.

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