Muturi Links Mount Kenya Tycoons To Kemsa Scandal

  • Speaker Justin Muturi meeting with Mt Kenya East leaders on Friday, September 10, 2021.
    Speaker Justin Muturi meeting with Mt Kenya East leaders on Friday, September 10, 2021.
    Justin Muturi
  • The Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi, has linked some of the members of the Mount Kenya Foundation to the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) scandal.

    Speaking to the media on Saturday, December 11, Muturi stated that he was privy to an investigation report which implicated some of the tycoons in the multi-billion scandal.

    He noted that some of the billionaires who have become vocal, particularly meeting presidential candidates would be made quiet should the findings of the investigations be unveiled.

    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi
    National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi

    "Without casting  aspersions, I wish the investigations report on the KEMSA scandal was made public, then you would see some of those people (a section of members of the Mount Kenya Foundation) beginning to disappear," Muturi stated.

    The Democratic Party leader now wants a directive issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta to have the findings of the investigations by the Senate and Parliament to be followed to the latter. He further wants the inter-ministerial report made public.

    "I am sure there is a report. Where is that report? If it did not find anybody culpable, make it public so that people know there was no scandal. f on the other hand it implicated people, then, make it public," he reiterated

    The Head of State ordered for a probe into arguably Kenya's biggest graft scam which saw the misappropriation of funds totaling to Ksh7.8 billion. Investigations by the two houses of parliament pointed out that top Kemsa officials colluded with suppliers 

    He further faulted the Directorate Of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji for taking too long in charging  those implicated in the scandal.

    "If an presidential election dispute can be determined within 14 days, but you are telling us that a corruption case take 10 years. "

    On September 22 the National Assembly Public Investment Committee recommended to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)  to prefer charges against former Kemsa boss, Kemi Gitura and other senior officials including suspended Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jonah Manjari.

    While speaking to a media station on September 26, Gitura termed the report by PIC as irrelevant and a waste of tax payers' money given that EACC completed its investigations  and recommended persons to charge. 

    He further argued that his evidence and that of one of the implicated companies was not taken into consideration when the report was compiled.

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