According to Mochache, the Ministry of Health can only confirm deaths that occur in hospitals and a few post-mortem exams that occur in the community.
The situation has worsened, she told the PAC committee chaired by Ugunja legislator Opiyo Wandayi, due to a shortage of pathologists in the regions.
Only four officials are assigned to the MoH headquarters in Nairobi, according to Mochache, who told legislators that only four officers conduct the examinations on Covid-19 deaths.
Their are people dying in enormous numbers, but according to the Health PS, "we can't verify that community deaths are due by Covid-19 troubles when pathology issues aren't evident in counties."
The PS also told MPs that the country is in the fourth wave of Covid-19, but that counties were not well prepared to deal with the epidemic, citing a lack of pathologists in devolved units as an example.
The Nation on the other hand released an expose over the weekend detailing how phony Covid-19-free certifications are being marketed in Nairobi's River Road region.
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