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Sakaja further adds to the suspicion of his role in KEMSA heist with unexpected revelation

While Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja fancies himself a senator extraordinaire, and as a matter of fact, refers to himself as a super senator, allegations of his involvement in the infamous KEMSA Covid billionaires heist has gone a long way in staining his reputation.

During investigations into the scandal by the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee led by Mvita legislator Abdulswamad Nasir, Pamela Kaburu said in December last year that she was ordered by suspended CEO Jonah Manjari to indicate Shop N Buy’s letter had been written on April 30.

The firm is among those being probed by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission for its role in the questionable purchases that left Kemsa with a Sh6.2 billion debt

Kaburu told the Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir-led Public Investments Committee that the letter to the three-month-old firm for Sh900 million worth of supplies had been dated May 8.

She said she found Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja in Manjari’s office when she delivered the commitment letter to Shop N Buy.
The senator said he was at Kemsa in his capacity as then chairperson of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Covid-19.

The Megascope CEO Richard Nga’tia would also soon be roped into the whole saga, having to appear before a parliamentary committee where he denied being involved in any kind of shady dealings with KEMSA whatsoever.

Just this past week however, Sakaja drew a direct link between himself and Richard Nga’tia, when, during an interview with comedian Churchill, on his weekly show Churchill Live, he admitted to having strong and historic ties to the Billionaire.

Sakaja said that it all began in 2007 when he had the luck of meeting Richard Nga’tia, one of the power brokers during Kibaki’s administration. Sakaja said that after a brief interview, Nga’tia hired him as his driver, driving him around in his Toyota Premio. He later on promoted him to be his Personal Assistant. It was through his continued proximity to Nga’tia that Sakaja became deeply and heavily involved in Mwai Kibaki’s re-election bid through one of his campaign programs which was known as Vijana na Kibaki.

While this doesn’t implicate him in the scandal in anyway, the admission of strong ties further fuels the rumours of improprieties.

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    Written by Joshua Wanga

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