Sportpesa owner involved in the sh5 billion health scandal - He is UHURU’s chief fundraiserCounty Politics, News 14:58
Monday, October 31, 2016 - The owner of Kenya’s leading betting firm, Sportpesa, billionaire Paul Wanderi Ndungu, has been linked to the theft of sh 5 billion from the Ministry of Health.
A report from State Law Office listed Wanderi as among the owners of one of the mysterious and shoddy companies that benefited from the sh 5 billion loot at the Health Ministry.
The report listed Wanderi, who owns Sportpesa, and Richard Ngatia, the owner of a high end night club in Nairobi, as directors of Life Care Medics which benefitted from the free maternity kitty.
But speaking yesterday, Wanderi blamed the Opposition for unfairly targeting his firm saying his deal was clean.
“We were contracted as suppliers by the Health Ministry in a tender where our company delivered food supplements, paid taxes on them to KRA and delivered the goods for storage at Kenya Medical Supplies Authority,” said Wanderi.
Wanderi is one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s close friends and chief fundraiser who former Prime Minister Raila Odinga claimed was looting the country as the President looks on.