CS Nakhumicha breaks silence after health PS Mburu was fired by Ruto.
Health CS Nakhumicha breaks silence, This comes after health PS Mburu was fired by Ruto over the KEMSA scandal.
Nakhumicha revealed that the head of state, sought her counsel before he made the decision to let the public health principal Secretary go.
CS Nakhumicha highlighted that it is not yet clear if the principal secretary was involved in the KEMSA Net scandal or not, but president William Ruto needed accountability.
The cabinet secretary cited that the principal secretary had a role as the accounting officer for the ministry and was expected to have been proactive in the KEMSA tendering processes.
Nakhumicha further stated that the matter will now onwards be handled by the Ethics and Anti- corruption for scrutiny and fishing out the culprits.
She stated,”I have been involved in the decision that has been made today. To the best of my knowledge, I have advised the President as his principal advisor.”
“Specifically, I would not tell whether she was involved or not. Principal Secretaries are the accounting officers of the ministry. It is expected that in their day-to-day, they will interact with the institutions when it comes,” she added.
The firing of the KEMSA CEO together with dissolving of the board, came a day after President Ruto promised to take action against individuals fuelling corruption, in KEMSA.
President Ruto stated,”I do not want to talk about it now. You will see the results. I want to give you my commitment that we will clean up KEMSA. Whatever it takes.”
Yesterday the head of public service released a statement saying,”The alleged maladministration on the part of KEMSA is with regard to the procurement of treated mosquito nets for those vulnerable households, which could have led to significant exposure to the disease and increase in its severity in the endemic regions.”