LEASED EQUIPMENT

How Sh63bn MES embezzlement was planned, executed

Ministry of Health officers varied contracts and inflated the cost of the equipment.

In Summary

• Documents reveal how officials trashed the initial MES concept paper, changed the financing model, exploited procurement laws and violated others

• The project entails leasing of assorted medical equipment — renal, laboratory, ICU, radiology and theatre — to at least two hospitals in each of the 47 counties for a seven-year period.

The Star has discovered how top officials at the Ministry of Health misappropriated public funds through the Sh63 billion Managed Equipment Scheme (MES)  in 2014.

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