MEDICAL SUPPLIES PROBE

EACC raids Kemsa offices over Sh7.8 billion scandal

The EACC officials locked all gates with no staff being allowed to leave.

In Summary

•EACC has at least a week to make a preliminary report on the saga.

•At least five politicians, top government officials and directors of 50 companies  linked to the Kemsa scandal are expected to be questioned at EACC headquarters.

EACC officers at KEMSA offices, Industrial Area on September 9, 2020.
EACC officers at KEMSA offices, Industrial Area on September 9, 2020.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

EACC officers have raided the Kemsa officers in Nairobi.

The sleuths raided the premises on Wednesday at around 9.30 am without any notice.

The EACC officials locked all gates with no staff being allowed to leave.

 
 

The officers were seen carting away computers from the reception and other offices under tight security.

Police secure the Kemsa entrance where EACC officials raided the offices at Industrial Area on September 9, 2020.
Police secure the Kemsa entrance where EACC officials raided the offices at Industrial Area on September 9, 2020.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

The board of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority was on Tuesday grilled over their handling of procurement of drugs and other goods meant to address the Covid-19 pandemic.

They were grilled at the EACC headquarters in Nairobi over unprocedural tenders worth billions.

At least five politicians, top government officials and directors of 50 companies linked to the Kemsa scandal are expected to be quizzed at EACC headquarters.

The Star has established that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is pursuing politicians from both the ruling Jubilee party and the Opposition.

The politicians are among those who have been mentioned in the alleged scandal that has caused a political storm in the country.