HealthGate re­veals big car­tels, Uhuru gives them lee­way

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

It is now clear cor­rup­tion car­tels have a way of pen­e­trat­ing ev­ery suc­ces­sive gov­ern­ment. The Afya House in­ter­nal audit re­port dis­closed the pos­si­ble mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of funds. Sub­se­quently, Health PS Ni­cholas Muraguri is re­ported to have threat­ened a jour­nal­ist who was work­ing on the story. The Health scan­dal has at­tracted na­tional at­ten­tion. This is be­cause health is a crit­i­cal sec­tor. If you crip­ple health, then you in­ten­tion­ally kill the cit­i­zens, un­der­min­ing na­tional de­vel­op­ment. It is against this back­ground that Kenyans, re­gard­less of their po­lit­i­cal affiliation, have strongly con­demned the Mafya House audit is­sues. a. Dur­ing the State House Sum­mit on Gov­er­nance and Anti-cor­rup­tion, Pres­i­dent Uhuru Kenyatta’s re­marks, ask­ing what he should do to fight graft, ei­ther di­rectly or in­di­rectly gave th­ese car­tels lee­way to ex­ploit or ma­nip­u­late the sys­tem in his gov­ern­ment.

SAMSON NYASIMI Univer­sity of Kabi­anga

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