1. Jonah Mwangi Manjari holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Nairobi (UoN). He also has a Masters in Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgery from the same university and over 20 years of work experience. Mysteriously, Dr. Manjari has ever practiced as a gynecologist though it was short-lived. He was accused of procuring abortions illegally and had to close down his clinic in Nakuru.
2. Dr. Jonah Mwangi Manjari is a strategic leader with 20 years’ experience in the health industry. He has broad experience in diverse environments including Donor funded projects, government Ministries, county government, and the Private Sector.
The heist at KEMSA was not his first and was merely engaging the Senate committee on a rat race. He knows for sure his goose is cooked and the easiest way to get away with it is to blame it on someone who can carry the political responsibility especially now that the matter has taken a political angle.
3. KEMSA is a premier organization with a big mandate and Dr. Jonah Mwangi Manjari knew it from the onset. From intelligence collected by the sleuths, the greedy KEMSA CEO reportedly took advantage of the current Coronavirus pandemic and issued out lucrative tenders to multiple strange entities and as a result put the lives of thousands of Kenyans at high risk.
4. As Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has openly admitted in past press briefings, it is an open secret that billions of donor money meant to boost the administration’s response to COVID-19 have been mercilessly looted by crooked cartels from various departments of his ministry and KEMSA cartels take the lion share of the loot.
5. Dr. Jonah Mwangi Manjari replaced Fredrick Wanyonyi who was serving at the State corporation in an acting capacity for over six months. He became the first medical doctor to head the drug supplies agency. His appointment was effected from July 1, 2018. He was selected at a time when Kemsa was expected to effectively support the Ministry of Health in implementing Universal Health Care coverage by providing quality medical supplies.
6. Dr. Jonah Mwangi Manjari was tasked with steering the parastatal’s growth amid a reputational crisis after its officers were accused of supplying expired drugs to the Kenyan market
7. Prior to his appointment Dr. Jonah Mwangi Manjari was the Nakuru County Government CEC Member heading the Department of Health Services whose main responsibility was to ensure that people of Nakuru have access to quality and affordable healthcare services. However, he failed terribly and left the health docket in a big mess, with nurses on strike, poor infrastructure, some of the maternity facilities did not have even a kitchen to cook for the mothers.
8. Dr. Jonah Mwangi Manjari as a pioneer medical doctor to ever serve in the role of Chief Executive Officer in KEMSA will go down as the worst ever CEO for embezzling COVID-19 funds, nepotism, bungled procurement processes, and blatant theft of public money. A week ago, the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority board suspended the CEO to pave way for the probe by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over alleged tendering irregularities.
9. Jonah Mwangi Manjari’s love for skirts has come to haunt him. In 2019 he enlisted his girlfriend as KEMSA staff during a trip to Dubai. All her expenses including shopping for her boutique in Dubai were paid by the parastatal including hefty per diems.
10. Before his appointment by Governor Kinyanjui, Manjari was the Health CEC at Kiambu County under William Kabogo Administration. Whilst Kenyans were made to believe that the Kiambu County health department was performing well under him, his term was dogged with numerous complaints especially in the procurement of medical equipment running to billions of shillings. The health success stories at Kiambu county were merely well-choreographed PR stunts veiling massive theft that Manjari was masterminding.
11. After he was appointed at the KEMSA CEO he has accumulated assets worth millions in Nakuru, Kiambu, and currently in the process of acquiring a multi-million in CBD along Ronald Ngara street.