Investigations into the mega scandal at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority KEMSA is over.
Ethics and Anticorruption Commission EACC has confirmed completing its investigations into the sh 7.8 billion saga and found a lot of flaws in procurement procedures.
The report released by the anti-graft body established what it referred to as criminal liability in acquiring emergency Covid-19 equipment at KEMSA and that the office of the DPP and DCI should be swinging into action to arrest anyone linked to it.
“EACC has recommended criminal charges against the concerned individuals for offenses under the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003, the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act and the Public Finance Management Act and Penal Code,” the document read in part.
This findings, according to sources, have already been forwarded to Director of Public Prosecution DPP, Noordin Haji for actions.
DDP in response has appointed a team of senior prosecutors to study the findings detail by detail and independently then present it in 14 days period.
If Haji’s team will decide to prosecute the cases in court, several government officials and businessmen may find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Haji and his team will, however, have to prepare a water tight case against such suspects so that to be able to win the case that has a lot of public interest.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, a month ago, directed investigation into the multimillion saga that rocked the country amid Covid-19 pandemic.