Senate says MURAGURI must resign for stealing Sh 5 billion from the Ministry for HealthPolitics 00:04
Friday October 28, 2016 - The Senate Health Committee has asked Health Principal Secretary, Nicholas Muraguri, to take political responsibility and resign over the loss of Sh 5 billion from his docket.
Addressing journalists after Muraguri refused to appear before the committee on Thursday, Migori Senator, Wilfred Machage, called for a seizure of assets owned by Muraguri and a caveat on all his property to avert loss of public funds until the scandal is addressed.
Machage also asked the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) and the DCI to investigate the alleged theft.
“We will not sit down and watch as people swindle public funds. Something must be done swiftly... Seize property owned by the accused to recover public funds," Machage said.
Machage, who is the chairman of the committee regretted that the audit process could take up to three years and that the swindled funds could have been spent by then.
"It is unfortunate that what we are doing is a postmortem but this theft has been caught in the neck,” he said.