NTV Investigative Reporter Dennis Okari was on Tuesday, August 25 offered Ksh500,000 by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa following his exposé dubbed Covid-19 millionaires.
The MP revealed that the money will cater for his legal fees after Megascope CEO Richard Ngatia moved to court claiming Okari relied on statements from untrustworthy sources.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Barasa commended the investigative piece by Okari, claiming that, after the exposé, Covid-19 cases being reported in the country reduced.Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa during a fundraiser in aid of Kimoson Africa Inland Church in Kapsaret Constituency of Uasin Gishu County on March 3, 2019.Daily Nation
"Because of his exposé we have seen the numbers dropping from 600's to 100's, it means that he has foiled the business that was benefiting from the numbers going up.
"I will send the money to him because I'm told some people have sued him so I want to lead Kenyans in standing with Okari for exposing the Covid-19 millionaires," he explained.
The Kimilili MP added that he is willing to offer the cash to Okari without the NTV investigate reporter asking for it.
He noted that he will look for Okari's lawyer to ensure that the cash is transferred to him by Thursday, August 27, when he travels to Nairobi.
Barasa claimed that some of the names implicated in the Covid-19 corruption scandal colluded to manufacture substandard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to mint money.
"I am informed that these people, after selling all the donated PPEs, they may have resorted to manufacturing contraband PPEs to sell.
"If you look at the people who are mentioned are the vocal ODM MPs, this tells you that we people of Mulembe nation are worried after they formed government, they can sell our land to Uganda," he claimed.
The MP urged the Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, to apprehend and charge Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe with manslaughter.
Barasa also cited foreign donors who have threatened to withdraw their funding due to misappropriation of the Covid-19 funds.Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.Filemanslaughter corruption
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