NARC-Kenya party leader has come out with guns blazing, demanding the full accountability for funds donated to fight the covid-19 pandemic.
During April, World Bank sanctioned a total of Ksh 5.3 billion to help cushion Kenyans against the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. Not long after, the European Union followed suit with a whooping Ksh 2.04 billion.
To date, Kenyans are yet to receive free PPEs from the government following the donations. Last week, Netizens trolled the government officials on Twitter for enriching themselves using the covid-19 funds at the expense of needy Kenyans.
With an ailing health system that can’t cater to the needs of its sick society, Kenyans are yet to learn of how the money was spent.
Martha Karua, the NARC-Kenya party leader, has come out today accusing the government of misusing funds meant to fight the covid-19 virus.
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During a presser, she demanded that the State transparently discloses how it used funds received from international bodies during this covid-19 period.
“I can confidently state that practically, this government has failed Kenyans. So far, the only things functioning in the current government are taxation, mis-procurement, and political patronage. Kenyans deserve better.
Martha Karua further stated that those in power are using money meant for Kenyans to gain private political interest.
She denounced the widespread cases of corruption, adding that the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe must come out clean regarding the allocation of money and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
She additionally faulted the money set aside for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). She said since its a critical time for the pandemic, the money should be given to the health sector.
The former legislature for Gichugu constituency urged the government to stop the endless confusion in the education sector. Mrs. Karua said it would be better if the State could reopen schools.
In a bid to support the marginalized counties, she said the government should reconsider fund equalization.