NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 18 – The Anti-Corruption and Ethics Commission has completed investigations into the Sh 7.8 billion scandal involving COVID-19 issues at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).
Prosecutor Noordin Haji announced on Friday that he had received the investigation file from the EACC.
“I hired a team of senior, experienced prosecutors to conduct an independent and comprehensive review of the investigation file and provide me with the results,” Haji said in a statement.
The investigation has been accelerated following President Uhuru Kenyatta̵
EACC examined how tenders to deliver COVID-19 kits valued at billions were distributed to companies associated with politicians and influential business people, some of whom never delivered.
KEMSA CEO Jonah Manjari and senior procurement and finance officials are already suspended on the matter.
Top officials interviewed so far in the investigation include KEMSA board chairman Kembi Gitura, board members and select staff who know how the bids were issued or paid for.
Anniversary vice chairman David Murathe was also interviewed last week, telling detectives to also question Vice President William Ruto about alleged links to a company that is at the center of the investigation in the COVID-19 tenders.
When called to the EACC, Murathe told journalists that he had asked detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission to question everyone named in the scandal, including Ruto.