KEMSA officials in Hot Soup for Squandering Covid Funds.
Kemsa officials are being suspected to be involved in some fraud.
The Senate's standing committee on health has ordered investigative agencies to investigate the suspended Kemsa (Kenya Medical Supplies Authority) chief executive, Jonah Manjari, and five other officials over alleged procurement irregularities.
The other five are namely;Waiganjo Karanja (Director, Finance and Strategy), Eliud Mureithi (Director, Commercial Services),Charles E. Juma (Director, Procurement), Fredrick Wanyonyi (Corporation Secretary/Director, Legal Services) and Edward Njoroge Njuguna (Director, Operations). After concluding the inquiry on allegations of irregularities at the State medical agency, the senate team made the recommendations in a report tabled in Parliament.
It has also recommended that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) investigate the companies that received tenders by Kemsa to clarify if there was any collusion between the Mr Manjari, the Kemsa board and directors of the firms in contravention of procurement rules.