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Sh63bn MES heist: How ‘Mafya cartels’ executed theft of public funds

What you need to know:

  • This group would go ahead to execute a plan that forced counties to lease medical equipment at an inflated cost of Sh200 million a year.
  • First, it was decided the project will be initiated as a public-private partnership to escape procurement scrutiny.
  • Mr Muchere paints a picture of how the suspect deals were planned and executed.

One morning in 2014, a powerful cabal at the Ministry of Health sat down at the headquarters in Afya House, Nairobi.