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Only 20 Kenyans turn up for Health scam protest

Pig heads that activists carried during a demonstration in Nairobi against Health ministry officials involved in the Sh5.3 billion scandal, NOvember 2, 2016. /RHODA ODHIAMBO
Pig heads that activists carried during a demonstration in Nairobi against Health ministry officials involved in the Sh5.3 billion scandal, NOvember 2, 2016. /RHODA ODHIAMBO

The turnout for protests on the Sh5 billion Health ministry scandal was low but the civil society has said it will carry on until officials responsible resign.

Less than 20 people marched to Afya House from Milimani law courts in Nairobi on Wednesday morning

carrying

pig heads and rats symbolising officials who allegedly stole the money.

"They are stealing from persons living with HIV, those living with disabilities, accident victims and pregnant women," said Morris Odhiambo, who is National Civil Society Congress president.

Members of the public during demonstrations over the Sh5.3 billion Health ministry scandal outside Afya House in Nairobi, November 2, 2016. /RHODA ODHIAMBO

Odhiambo told journalists outside Afya House that the money should have been put to good use, for the benefit of those in dire need

He said they will not be deterred by heavy police presence around Afya House.

Police officers armed with

teargas canisters and two water tanks barred the demonstrators from accessing the ministry.

Police outside the Health ministry office on Tuesday. They barred activists from accessing the premises.Photo/Photo/Monica Mwangi

Kenyans on social media expressed outrage over reports that President Uhuru Kenyatta's family members were involved in the scandal.

It emerged that a company associated with the President's sister and cousin pocketed questionable payments amounting to more than Sh200 million.

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