Murathe Admits He Was Involved in the Sh.4bn KEMSA Tender Scandal

Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe admits he played a role in helping a firm secure a Sh.4billion tender in Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) scandal.

Murathe Admits He Was Involved in the Sh.4bn KEMSA Tender Scandal

In a sworn affidavit written to the legislatures investigating the KEMSA case, Murathe said he was a signatory to Kilig Limited’s bank accounts.

Kilig Limited which is said to have been formed three months prior to the process sub-contracted another firm Entec Technology Limited to supply the PPEs to KEMSA.

“Kilig Ltd and Entec only requested me to be a signatory to Kilig Limited bank accounts to guarantee that Entec as the supplier of PPE kits would be paid upon KEMSA affecting the anticipated payment on completion of the procurement process and I obliged.

Murathe Admits Role in KEMSA's Multibillion Tender -

"I am aware that the commitment letter by KEMSA to Kilig was canceled citing limited budget for Covid-19 which had been exhausted thereby resulting in no delivery, invoicing nor payment for me to guarantee because there was no initiation of a procurement process after the cancellation of the procurement letter," Murathe defended himself saying that he was neither a shareholder nor a director at the firm. 

Entec director Chen Chao a Chinese national said he approached Murathe to be a signatory owing to his status as a respectable and high standing member of the society.

Murathe however, failed to appear before the MPs who accused him of influencing the tendering process.

"It seems he was brought to influence the process. His role was to make sure that this thing was paid. We need him here in person because Kenyans want to see this big fish that can influence payments of this magnitude," Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang claimed. 

The President had earlier directed the EACC, DCI, and DPP to conduct a thorough investigation on the matter and present to him with a conclusive report.