EACC raids Afya house after Ksh 5B scandal hits headlines

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By Victor Muyakane

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officials are currently camped at Afya house in Nairobi as they conduct investigations into the recently broken scandal over the loss of 5billion shillings.

The EACC team, led by Deputy CEO Michael Mubea raided the facility on Friday morning after reports of manipulation of the IFMIs system among other financial misdeeds were revealed in a leaked audit report.

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The audit revealed information that the Integrated Financial management Information System (IFMIS) was manipulated to allow theft of the billions of shillings.

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This comes a day after CS Cleopa Maillu and PS Nicholas Muraguri came under fire from senate and the public as the revelations came to light.

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The two in addition to senior officials from the health ministry are under significant pressure and scrutiny over the scandal.

Mailu and Muraguri were ordered to appear before the Senate health committee, chaired by Wilfred Machage, to explain how the large amount of money was accessed by unscrupulous parties.

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Muraguri himself is also under fire over a local newspaper published a transcript of a conversation he had with a journalist who had published a comprehensive story on the scandal, in which Muraguri is said to have threatened the journalist.

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