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COVID-19 fund theft: 15 Kenyan top officials face prosecution

by Kunle Awosiyan
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At least 15 top Kenyan government officials and businesspeople are to be recommended for prosecution in connection with the alleged theft of tens of millions of dollars meant for purchase of Covid-19 medical supplies.

Investigators have uncovered how government tenders were handed out to politically connected individuals and businesses, in breach of procurement regulations.

In a report to a joint Senate Committee on Health and Covid-19 on Wednesday, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) said “investigations had established criminal culpability on the part of public officials in the purchase and supply of Covid-19 emergency commodities at Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) that led to irregular expenditure of public funds”.

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