MAILU vows to ensure those who stole Sh 5 billion from the Health Ministry are jailed.

Friday October 28, 2016 - Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr Cleopas Mailu, has vowed to ensure that Health Ministry officials who have siphoned Sh 5 billion from the Ministry are jailed.

On Tuesday, a local daily exposed massive looting of Government funds to the tune of Sh 5 billion from the Ministry where the scandal involved manipulation of the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) and diversion of funds and double payment of goods.

But on Wednesday, Mailu, who was appointed to the Ministry late last year, acknowledged the looting and said the Ministry is treating it very seriously.

“The Ministry will not condone any acts of corruption and necessary action will be taken to guarantee and preserve the value of taxpayers’ money,” Mailu said.

Mailu promised to give further details of the scam once investigations are finalized.

The Health Ministry’s scandal is another blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s efforts to tame run away corruption just weeks after he read riot act to State agencies involved in the anti-graft war.


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