New details have emerged on Deputy President William Ruto’s alleged link to the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) scandal where billions of Covid-19 funds were reportedly lost.
The ruling Jubilee party Vice-chairman David Murathe during his grilling after being summoned by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on September 4 revealed how the second in command’s partners benefited from the KEMSA dealings in question.
Murathe further noted that with the information he had given to the agency, he expects DP Ruto to be summoned to say what he knows about the lost COVID-19 funds.
Murathe also claimed that two companies of Kilig-a company linked in the scandal had transferred their shares to the Deputy President’s business partners who he claimed are well known.
“You remember I did an interview on Tuesday on Citizen TV. In that interview I said that I have certain evidence of persons associated with the DP who were linked to this famous company called Kilig. As I said I know Willbroad Gatei who is a partner at Kilig and a Mr. Zhu, his Chinese partner,” Murathe stated.
“I know at some point when they were unable to secure financing for the importation of the kits which had been committed, they had a commitment letter from KEMSA.
They transferred their shareholding to persons who are known partners of the DP,” Murathe stated.
“So I came here to present that information and that evidence today, and I am expecting that very soon they will call the DP to come and make his statement in regards to what he knows about the association of his partners with Kilig, ” he added.