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Just In : Tell Us About KEMSA Criminals, Top UDA Leader Said To Hon Odinga

Massive irregularities at the state-run Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) were exposed in August 2020, including procurement violations and the misappropriation of public and donor monies allocated for the country's COVID-19 response. KEMSA broke multiple regulations in granting $72 million worth of tenders, according to investigations. KEMSA is in charge of obtaining medications and other medical supplies for over 6,000 health care facilities around the country.

As allegations of bribery and wrongdoing became more widespread, Kenyans rallied around the hashtag #covidmillionaires to express their outrage and dissatisfaction. On social media, a campaign with the hashtag #arrestcovid19 thieves was begun. President Kenyatta launched an investigation into KEMSA under widespread pressure. The board of the authority then sacked the CEO and other top officials. The decision by USAID to stop supplying antiretroviral medications through KEMSA as a result of the controversy resulted in a temporary scarcity of ARVs in the country.

Recently top government officials are saying people behind corruption in KEMSA are in government.Hon William Samoei Ruto hits out at Hon Raila Odinga saying he his behind the bars of KEMSA criminals.

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