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Global Fund to Withhold Over Sh 40 billion Cash Grant to Kenya

Reports by the Daily Nation reveal that Global Fund will no longer give cash grants to Kenya over fears that the cash will be embezzled by government officials.

The Fund provides cash grant to Kenya in support of Malaria, Tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDs programme in the country.

“Instead of proving cash grants to Kenya the Fund has resolved to be buying medical supplies needed by the country”, Global Fund said in a statement.

The decision by Global Fund to suspend cash grants to the country is informed by increased levels of corruption in the country.

Last week an expose run by NTV exposed how funds allocated to COVID-19 have been embezzled at KEMSA.

The corruption allegations at KEMSA played a major role in the decision taken by Global Fund.

Kenyans were however quick to remind global funds of the allegations that donations from Jack Ma were sold to neighboring country.

“Global Fund are forgetting this is Kenya and the donations can be sold like they did with donations from Jack Ma” read a tweet.

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has urged global fund to consider directing cash grants directly to the counties instead of ministry of health.

According to Kabogo, the decision by Global Fund might end-up affecting the poor and the needy members of the society who have nothing to do with cash embezzlement in the ministry of health. 

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