Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe grilled on KEMSA

Written By: Hunja Macharia

Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe has arrived at Integrity House, the EACC headquarters, where he will be grilled on the KEMSA scandal.

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Murathe arrived at EACC shortly before 3pm dressed casually and appeared to be in high spirits, even asking journalists why they were not wearing masks.

The vocal Jubilee party politician is expected to respond to queries on his involvement in the alleged KEMSA procurement scandal as investigations take center stage.

Murathe a key ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta is on record stating that he was not involved in any tender at the Kenya Medical supplies Authority.

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He however during a recent interview admitted to working with businessman Tony Gachoka but clarified that their dealings aren’t related to KEMSA.

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Speaking after spending close to four hours with officers from EACC, Murathe said he was summoned to provide more information based on an interview he held recently with a local television station.

Murathe asserted that Kiling limited which he is allegedly associated with did not receive funds from KEMSA.

Meanwhile, Lari MP Jonah Mburu will spend the weekend in the cell after he was arrested Friday morning by detectives from the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission over a 27 million-shillings scandal.

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He is being accused of misappropriating CDF through fictitious constituency development projects.

Mburu was grilled for the better part of Friday before being locked in the cell to await his day in court on Monday.

Elsewhere, the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP Noordin Haji has ordered the arrest and prosecution of Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki and several county officials over the irregular award of a solid waste project contract worth over 34 million shillings.

According to DPP, Westomaxx Investments Limited, a company that had submitted fraudulent documents was awarded the tender.

The DPP said he was satisfied with the recommendations of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on the involvement of the governor in the tender award.

According to  EACC, the project was procured, implemented and commissioned without an Environmental Impact Assessment and license from the National Environment  and Management Authority.

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