Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) ran into fresh trouble after a legislator planned to raid their warehouses tomorrow Thursday, December 10, 2020.
Speaking to the public during the International Anti-corruption Day in Kiambu, Kisumu East MP Shakeel Shabirr revealed the plan to resort to severe measures in the hunt for the Personal Protective Equipment in shortage in the country currently.
“Tomorrow, I personally will lead a group of MPs to KEMSA to break in and going to take out the PPEs they are hiding there,” Shabirr who is also the chairperson of the African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption declared.
He added that they will resort to physical and personal means after their pleas to the authority to distribute the PPEs to the Counties fell on deaf ears.
“The KEMSA officials are not listening to our demands and we have to take action. We have to get physical in an active way,” he added.
Citing rigorous procedures to be followed, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said that KEMSA will soon begin distributing the PPEs.
Dr. Mwangangi was speaking on Wednesday last week before the Senate health committee, where she revealed that PPEs will be sold at an affordable price.
“We must be aware of the correct process that must be undertaken. Things must be done procedurally.
“PPEs will be released at the current local price irrespective of the losses that would be incurred,” she stated.
This comes just weeks after health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe had last month directed that the PPEs be released instead of keeping them in the warehouse.