Condoms, Mosquito Nets Missing In New Kenya Medical Supplies Scam

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) board has denied fresh corruption allegations levelled against it, while assuring that they are committed to operating with integrity.

This after a UN-backed Global Fund exposed that 908,000 mosquito nets, 1.1 million condoms and tuberculosis drugs worth millions had disappeared from its warehouse.

KEMSA board chairperson, Mary Mwadime, has dismissed the allegations, saying that ongoing reforms at the firm are still on course.

The allegations come even as the board led by Mwadime has been striving to clean up the firm's image following tender fraud over procurement of Covid-19 medical supplies in 2020.

The scandal stirred public uproar prompting President Uhuru Kenyatta to order the disbandment of its board and top management.

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