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Kiraitu's Wife, Son Dragged Into KEMSA Scandal, Millions They Allegedly Received Revealed

Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and wife. [Source/Murungi]

The family of Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has been dragged into the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) procurement scandal.

The National Assembly Public Investments Committee (PIC) is currently investigating Sh7.8 billion scandal in which various companies were awarded tenders to supply various equipments in fight against Covid-19. 

A tweep identified as @iamkathambi now claims Kiraitu's wife and son were awarded tender to supply face masks to KEMSA, and in which they were paid handsomely.

Kiraitu and family members. [Source/Daily Post]

She made the allegations, which she didn't support with evidence, while reacting to an article Kiraitu wrote on Sunday Nation narrating his encounter with Coronavirus.

Kathambi described the veteran politician as a 'corrupt and incompetent' governor who has been a let down to Meru residents.

"You know who hasn't acted for Meru constituents? THIS corrupt, incompetent Kiraitu Murungi guy. He can miss me with this performative, appeal to pity BS. NEVER FORGET: His wife & son received Ksh 45 Million of COVID-19 funds to "supply masks to KEMSA". Akwende!" she posted on Twitter.

In the article that went viral, Kiraitu said he was admitted at the Nairobi Hospital after he tested positive for Covid-19 where he was attended by a team of top doctors and received a variety of medications.

"I owe my life to God, Dr Mwongera, my brother Dr Miriti, Dr Silverstein and team of doctors and nurses who performed the scientific miracle," he wrote.

Governor Kiraitu Murungi. [Source/Murungi]

But his story did not argur well with some Kenyans who accused Kiraitu of failing to equip Meru health facilities to offer quality services to poor residents who can't access topnotch hospitals like the one he was admitted at.

"Shameless man. The person responsible for the health of Meru residents regaling us with tales of how he received superior medical care in private hospitals in Nairobi. The Kenyans who footed his pricey medical bill can't access the same services in public hospitals," Mike Musa said.

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