Friday Newspapers: Is he Misleading Uhuru?, Who's Behind Fake BBI, Murathe Link in Sh4B Kemsa Tender
In today's newspapers, politics have taken the better part of the stories making the headlines.The newspapers have also looked into the fake BBI document stories which has now left both the people and leaders in a rude shock among other news.Below are the stories making headlines on Friday Newspapers.
DP William Ruto and jubilee vice chair David Murathe.The relationship between the deputy president William Ruto and jubilee vice Chairman David Murathe has been on a downward trend since 2018 after the handshake.Murathe has been accusing the deputy president for being too corrupt to inherit president Uhuru kenyatta.
Public Investment Committee has accused the Jubilee Party vice-chairman David of using his closeness to the executive to influence lucrative deals in government with claims that he is a known broker.David Murathe who admitted that he played a role in helping a firm company secure Ksh.4 billion tender in the multi-billion Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) scandal, failed to honour the PIC summon concerning the Kemsa scandal.
Jubilee Party deputy chairman David Murathe angered the Public Investments Committee investigating the KEMSA scandal when he failed to appear before it on Thursday but instead sent an affidavit.In the affidavit Murathe who all along had denied knowledge of a company known as Kilig Limited that was awarded Shs 4 Billion tenders for the supply of PPEs now backtracks and says he was indeed a signatory to Kilig Limited.
Members of Parliament (MPs) took issue with remarks made by Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe on a vernacular TV station as they accused him of ridiculing the Public Investments Committee (PIC).The angry MPs said that Murathe had claimed he was going to teach the committee a lesson after he was accused of allegedly influencing a Sh4 billion tender to medical supplies in the Kemsa scandal.
Hon David Murathe who is a close ally to President Uhuru Kenyatta and also the vice-chairman for Jubilee Party suffered a big blow after he was linked with a 4 billions Kemsa tender.(Courtesy photo) Hon Murathe who first refuted the claim since it's onset, changed his tune on Thursday and agreed that he assisted Kilig company to secure a tender by being only one of the signatories, though he stated that the company is not his.It's in record that the lady by the name Margeret went to Kemsa offices at Embakasi on 6 April 2020, at 9:42 A.M with a letter of intent to supply personal protective equipment, and surprisingly, by evening, she walked out with a tender to supply PPEs worth sh4 billions which was awarded to Kilig Limited, a company She worked for and whose ownership changed hands four times in four months.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has denied allegations that it distributed multiple versions of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill to Kenyan county assemblies.“David Murathe was brought for guaranting the process and because he is a senior respectable kenyan to influence the process this is why we need him because kenyans want to see this big fish who influenced the payments in KEMSA,” Kajwang said.
When the first victim of Corona was registered in Kenya,the government set up various measures to fight the pandemic.Kemsa was entrusted with funds to procure with equipments to be used.The funds were misappropriated leading to investigation into the probe.The National Assembly Public Investment Committee (PIC) launched an investigation on the lose of sh 7.8 billions.
David Murathe the Jubilee party vice chairman has been linked to the Kemsa scandal where he's suspected to have been one of the signatory to the Kilig account.The account was created for receiving payments from Kemsa.Murathe claimed that he was only a guarantor to the Ksh 4B that was awarded to Kilig Limited.
Jubilee vice chair David Murathe finally admitted he was involved in the KEMSA’s Multi Million tender process.The Jubilee leader on Thursday, in a sworn affidavit written to MPS tasked with investigating the unlawful tenders stated that he was the senior signatory to Kilig Limited’s bank accounts.
Photo Courtesy: David Murathe, Jubilee Party VC The Public Investments Committee of the National Assembly that's responsible in investigating the misappropriation of funds that were set to fight against the pandemic of Covid 19 by the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency was yesterday in parliament for the process.
The KEMSA scandal has continued to raise speculations among Kenyans on what might have led to the massive loss made amid the Coronavirus pandemic.(Photo, Courtesy) Various leaders and stakeholders have been suspects in the KEMSA heist and most of them have been interrogated over the same scandal.
The National Assembly Public Investment Committee (PIC) led by Mvita MP Abdulnaswar Sharrif which was mandated to investigate the KEMSA Ksh 7.8 Billion, has condemned Jubilee Vice Chairperson David Murathe for failing to honor their summon yesterday.He instead sent a written submission before the committee.
When Coronavirus was first reported in the country, president Uhuru Kenyatta introduced stringent measures to curb spread of the virus.However, as virus was biting kenyans few individuals took the opportunity to steal billions of tax payers money at Kenya Medical Supply Authority (KEMSA).Since KEMSA Scandal was exposed by NTV investigative journalist Denis Okari no one has been arrested or charged.
Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe, former Kilig limited director Wilibroad Gachoka, and Entec technology director Chen Chao did not attend a session before the parliamentary public investment committee was supposed to unmask the signatories to the Kilig company, which walked away with a Ksh.4 billion contract from KEMSA.
Kenyans Claim They're Not Astonished By Murathe's Name On Kemsa Probe And Nothing Will Happen To Him
David Murathe had earlier denied any involvement in the Kemsa scandal.However, latest reports have shown that the Jubilee Vice Chairman has a link in the scandal.In an affidavit presented by David Murathe to the Public Investments Committee, he admitted he was a guarantor for Kilig Limited which is one of the firms involved in the 7.8 billion Kenyans shillings Kemsa tender.
David Murathe Jubilee vice chairman yesterday found himself in a tight corner with law makers after he was summoned but refused to appear before the Parliamentarians,Murathe only filed an affidavit before Public investment committee,Murathe who is President Kenyatta loyalist is being linked with a Chinese firm that wad being given a tender of 4billion with Kemsa.
Members of Parliament belonging to Public Investment Committee have been angered by the lack of appearance of David Murathe, Jubilee's Party Vice-chair.The committee wanted David Murathe to shed more light in his involvement in Kenya Medical Supply Agency payment of 4 billion Kenyan shillings to En-Tec Technology Limited.
The jubilee vice chairman David Murathe and two others refused to appear before the parliamentary committee instead they sent affidavits.The three walked away with ksh 4 billion contract from KEMSA.Photo/courtesy/Google According to citizen tv Murathes affidavit states that he has never served as a director or beneficiary in the kilig or Entec technology limited.
Yesterday, Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe got himself into a big problem after it was found out he was involved in Kemsa heist.The reports claimed that Murathe was signatory to the firm implicated with over 7 billion Kenyan shillings Kemsa heist.And now Murathe has responded to such claims.