Mutahi Kagwe to fire staff who stole Kshs. 1.3 billion from Ministry of Health allocated for Coronavirus fight - SonkoNews

Mutahi Kagwe to fire staff who stole Kshs. 1.3 billion from Ministry of Health allocated for Coronavirus fight


The Cabinet Secretary of Health, Mutahi Kagwe has come forward to state his position over the alleged Kshs. 1.3 billion that has been stolen by his ministry.

Mutahi Kagwe, taking to his social media page condemned the act of the members of his ministry who purportedly stole the money that was donated by the World Bank with the sole purpose of fighting the Coronavirus disease that has since been declared pandemic.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has however dismissed reports that the alleged Kshs. 1.3 billion has been looted by the ministry of Health in the country.

On Wednesday evening, a report leaked of how MOH officials have looted Sh 1.3 billion through exaggerated budgetary and faking allocation.

Mutahi Kagwe has made it clear and adamantly stated that no money allocated to Coronavirus will be stolen under his watch, he won’t allow it.

“Good Evening. I have debated posting tonight but I am doing so because I read your comments and appreciate your sentiments and fears. As a Kenyan, I too have been disappointed by leaders who fail us for reasons that span inefficiency to corruption. The allegations you are seeing are based on this trend: public skepticism and pessimism. I get it. And so I am here to let you know that among us is a cohort that believes in exploitation and that thinks that by spreading lies, innuendo and propaganda, I will be intimidated and worse, lose the trust of you – – the Kenyan – – who believes in our cause and my integrity. They want us sidetracked. I am no greenhorn; I have seen such mischief before, wasn’t intimated then, and will not be intimidated now. Watch my actions, they will illustrate this.

The job at hand is simple: save lives in the most cost-efficient way and accomplish this in collaboration with the people this position devotes me to: YOU.

So, in pointing out the fakeness of the financial analyses making the circuit, I am sure that you will agree with me this is not the appropriate forum for me to delve into detailed accounting, balance sheets et all. But that is coming. You need transparency and will get it in a manner detailed enough for your critical analyses. Suffice it to say, there will be no theft of COVID-19 resources under my watch and if there is any truth regarding the misuse of COVID-19 funds, beyond being disheartened, I guarantee you that those responsible will be out of the ministry faster than we can blink. Propaganda or not, we, WILL sanitize the healthcare system…so God help us,” Kagwe wrote on his Facebook page.

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