The Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Hajji, has this given an update on the state of investigations into the KEMSA scandal, which saw the country lose billions in fraudulent procurement of Covid-19 prevention supplies at inflated prices.
While appearing on Citizen TV, Noordin was asked by host Trevor Ombija about the state of the KEMSA investigations and prosecutions. He said that so far, they have reviewed the investigations files with the EACC and returned the same files for certain changes to be implemented.
He said that investigations and prosecution take time. Their biggest aim is to ensure that the cases are not thrown out due to technicalities and that at the end of the day, they are also able to return to the stolen funds to the state.
President Kenyatta had on 26 August 2020, given the EACC 21 days to complete investigations into the KEMSA scandal and forward files to the ODPP for prosecution.
Speaking on the same morning show as Noordin, EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak concurred that the KEMSA files were being updated in order to fill the shortcomings which were identified after joint consultations between them.
It is now a matter of 'wait and see' on whether anyone will be charged for stealing from the sick or not.
Twalib and Noordin's statements come as the world marks International Anti-Corruption Day today, 2 December 2021.
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