In a Gazette notice of April 29, Uhuru appointed Mary Chao Mwadime as the new chairman of the KEMSA board.It was at this point in the meeting that Blinken urged Uhuru to remove those involved in mass looting at KEMSA.
Gitura's ouster came a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.The two leaders held bilateral talks during Blinken's visit to Kenya.
He also urged Uhuru that the US government would not approve the shipment of drugs via KEMSA until a major change in its administration was made.
Kembi Gitura witnessed the looting of Sh 7.8 billion, was among the affected as identified by the department.
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