CS Mailu, PS Muraguri to face House committee tomorrow over budget
The National Assembly Committee on Health will tomorrow host embattled Health Cabinet Secretary Cleophas Mailu and PS Nicholas Muraguri. The MPs will meet the two regarding the budget implementation by the ministry for the 2015-16 and first quarter of 2016-17. This comes days after the two issued a robust defence against accusations that the ministry had lost some Sh3.1 billion in fraudulent procurement. The allegations arose from a leaked interim report by the ministry’s internal auditor, but the ministry has dismissed the claims. Yesterday, the Health Committee received a briefing from the Parliamentary Budget Office regarding the budget implementation by the ministry. The ministry has given a brief on how the money queried by the auditor was used, including how a company owned by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sister got its tender.