Afya House scam calls for full dis­clo­sure

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The loss of Sh5.3 bil­lion at Afya House re­ported by in­ter­nal au­di­tors to the Au­di­tor Gen­eral in a draft re­port leaked to the Na­tion Me­dia Group should see heads roll at the min­istry of Health head­quar­ters.

The money trail is dig­i­tal and the names of the com­pa­nies and their direc­tors in­volved are no mys­tery.

The devil, as is of­ten said, is in the de­tails. Kenyans must not lose sight of the for­est for the trees in this af­fair.

A phe­nom­e­nal sum of money has been lost al­most as surely as if it were taken in a heist at gun­point. The min­istry’s au­di­tors have done their job.

Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Cleopa Mailu and Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary Nicholas Muraguri need to shed full-dis­clo­sure light on what, ex­actly, hap­pened, the who, where, when, why and how – and with what re­sult.

Did any of the com­pa­nies listed as hav­ing re­ceived the Sh5 bil­lion-plus ac­tu­ally de­liver any­thing to Afya House, or any health pro­gramme in any hospi­tal, even coun­ter­feits? Or was the cash just taken?

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