Kembi Gitura was previously serving as the chairperson in charge of Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) which is still under investigations over scandal involving Covid-19 supplies.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has however appointed the former Murang’a Senator to chair CAK board for a period of three years with effect from April 18, 2021.
Gitura has been at the helm of the authority for barely two years during which the board was dogged with numerous scandals, the latest one being the loss of billions of shillings in the supply of Covid-19 related materials.
Several investigations are currently under way with the former deputy speaker of the senate having been put in a tight corner to explain who authorised the purchase of equipments and items relating to COVID-19.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on August 31st last year ordered Kenya's Health Ministry to publish details of all purchases made during the coronavirus pandemic following allegations government officials stole millions of dollars of vital medical supplies.
Kenyatta had earlier instructed the anti‐corruption commission to expedite its investigation into KEMSA, which is responsible for supplying Kenya's overwhelmed hospitals treating coronavirus patients. KEMSA's CEO and other top officials have been stood down.
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