Drama as MPs abandon controversial clinics inspection in Mombasa


Drama ensued after a section of the Parliamentary Health Committee members led by Kathiani MP, Robert Mbui, stormed out during the inspection of the controversial mobile health clinics at the National Youth Service (NYS) grounds in Mombasa.

According to the legislators, the exercise was not fair since they were not allowed to ask questions.

This comes just a day after the Rachael Nyamai led committee, which grilled Health Cabinet Secretary, Cleopa Mailu, raised questions over the cost of the mobile clinic containers which are still in the hands of suppliers who have already received Ksh 800 million.

During the session on Thursday, November 10, Seme MP, James Nyikal, demanded that the committee inspects the costly mobile clinics before a report on the leaked interim audit report on the loss of Ksh 5.2 billion at Afya House is written.

“We must visit the site where the containers have been stored for over a year before we come up with our report,” said the Health Committee member.

Estama Investments who imported the mobile clinics have already denied any wrongdoing as claimed in the interim report.

They said that “the information being peddled in public is only meant to create a negative perception and to execute unwarranted reputation attacks on a reputable Kenyan company doing honest business.”

This comes amid public outcry for answers over the alleged loss of Ksh 5 billion at the Ministry of Health.

More to follow…

Reporting by Patrick Kanga

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