Auditor General submits KEMSA Report to Senate

Auditor General Nancy Gathungu [Photo: Capital news]

Sept 30 2020 – The Auditor General Nancy Gathungu, has this morning tabled a report to the Joint Senate Health and COVID-19 Committee, on the  Covid-19 medical supplies, procurement scandal at Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).

The Senate and the Committee, had given the Auditor General, until 15th of October to conclude a probe into alleged embezzlement of public resources for the procurement of supplies to support virus containment efforts.

In her report on the utilization of funds at KEMSA, the auditor general, indicated that the medical supplies unit, failed to lay down the necessary procurement regulations, on how 2.3 billion shillings, was used.

Investigations into the scandal, show that some companies, were awarded multi million tenders over unknown medical supplies. It was also confirmed that, the companies, were awarded  the contracts, without  the necessary qualifications to supply medical equipment.  

The senate is now expected to review the report and release a statement on the same.

This comes a day, after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) said it would announce the names of those involved in the scandal.

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