The Covid-19 millionaires’ scandal has taken a new twist after the ongoing investigations into the tender scandal at Kenya Medical Supply Authority (KEMSA) unearthed new details with new names surfacing, among the Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.
The Mega-Covid-19 scandal was exposed after part of the 43 Billion Kenya shillings allocated to Covid-19 pandemic and donations disappeared in controversial circumstances.
It has emerged that Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja is among suspected beneficiaries of the tender scandal at Kenya Medical Supply Authority (KEMSA).
Sakaja has been mentioned to have been involved in the KSh 7.8 billion Kenya Medical Supply Authority (KEMSA) scandal that involved procurement of Personal Procurement Equipment (PPEs).
This was revealed bysSuspended KEMSA director of procurement Charles Juma when he appeared before the Public Investment Committee (PIC).
Mr. Juma alleged that Senator Sakaja visited KEMSA CEO Johah Manjari in his office where the latter pushed for awarding of a commitment letter to a company associated with Nairobi Senator.
KEMSA director also stated that the company, Shop N Buy that is associated with the Nairobi Senator was awarded a tender worth KSh 970 million through a letter that was backdated from June to April.
The suspended officer further claimed to have been receiving constant threats from the CEO that he would face dire consequences if he did not act accordingly.
This comes after public uproar and demonstrations by activists who had called for the arrest and prosecution of the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) and Government officials who were suspected to have embezzled Covid-19 funds.