Uhuru gives EACC, DCI 21 days to finish corruption claims on KEMSA

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has given the EACC and the DCI 21 days to complete investigations into the billions of shillings lost at KEMSA.

Speaking during the 11th address since Covid-19, Uhuru asked the two agencies to expedite investigations and bring those culpable to book.

“All persons found to be culpable from the ongoing investigations on Covid funds should be brought to book notwithstanding their social status or political affiliations,” said the president.

Reports of corruption has for the past few days dogged KEMSA causing an uproar from international donors with a section of them threatening to withdraw donor funding.

Some donors like UK Aid have however resorted to channeling their funds directly to families.

The UK on Tuesday announced support of approximately KES 717 million of UK aid to help cushion 50,000 vulnerable people and families living in the informal settlements of Nairobi and Mombasa from the negative economic impacts of COVID-19.

The support will be channelled through mobile cash transfers and will help some of the families worst affected by the pandemic, meet their most pressing needs – such as paying rent, purchasing food or other basic items.

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