MPs to inspect controversial clinics


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Members of Parliament have questioned the procurement of 100 mobile clinics by the Ministry of Health at a cost of Ksh 1 billion.

The National Assembly Health Committee, chaired by Kitui South MP Rachael Nyamai, which grilled Health Cabinet Secretary, Cleopa Mailu, on Thursday, November 10 has raised questions over the cost of the mobile clinic containers which are still lying at the National Youth Service (NYS) grounds in Mombasa.

During the session, Seme MP, James Nyikal, demanded that the committee inspects the costly mobile clinics which are still in Mombasa 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.

Speaking during his appearance before the Committee, Mailu insisted that the alleged financial loss at Afya House is unconfirmed since he is still awaiting a final audit report from the National Treasury.

“I am still waiting for the final audit report from Treasury to ascertain whether money was lost as claimed in the leaked interim audit report,” he said.

The grilling was adjourned after the CS fell unwell during the session.

Directors of companies named as having benefited from the Ksh 5.2 billion scandal at the Health Ministry that has raised audit queries have already come out to defend themselves.

 

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