It is now official that Kenya’s no-nonsense blogger Cyprian Nyakundi will be using gscroll.com to air his views.
For instance, yesterday Netizens were ‘celebrating’ what was dubbed as the caring hand after President Uhuru Kenyatta bailed out the veteran ailing presenter Leornard Mambo Mbotela.
The Veteran radio presenter Leonard Mambo Mbotela was on Saturday discharged from The Nairobi South Hospital after President Uhuru settled his bill.
Mbotela, who was admitted at the facility on October 29, 2020, had by Friday accumulated a bill of Ksh.1,105,498.78, according to a letter by the hospital’s Human Resource Manager, Stephen Mutavi.
Contrary to many, blogger Nyakundi has fearlessly cancelled the insane behaviour of Kenyans celebrating Uhuru’s help since he, according to Nyakundi’s post on Gscroll, is part of the bigger problem.
“That Mambo Mbotela cannot afford medical care is a testimony of how expensive medical care has become. The industry of controlled by cartels and looting vultures especially from the presidents family. Celebrating his contribution to Mbotela is Stockholm syndrome on steroids” Nyakundi posted on GScroll.
Is Nyakundi right?
“Well. What if health-care was affordable in Kenya and the cartels especially the presidents relatives were not looting NHIF, Ministry of Health etc? Would we be celebrating Uhuru for the kind gesture? This tweet smells Stockholm Syndrome on steroids” Nyakundi posted.
In October 2016, senior ranking ministry officials stole more than Sh5 billion through diversion of funds, double payment for goods, and manipulation of the Integrated Financial Management System.
This multi-billion theft and looting was revealed through a leaked internal audit report.
It showed the theft also involved payments of millions of shillings to phoney suppliers in the 2015-16 financial year.
Among the companies that were named in the Mafya House theft included Estama Investments, whose listed directors Ambrose Makanga, a former banker, and Eshter Makanga were paid Sh1 billion.
Life Care Medics owned by the corrupt Richard Ngatia, the current president of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Eshter Wahito, and Paul Wanderi Ndungu are listed as directors received Sh201 million for food rations. Ngatia is said to be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s close ally.
Sundales Investment was reportedly paid Sh41 million for HIV patients food. The directors were listed as Nyokabi Kenyatta, President Kenyatta’s sister, and his cousin Kathleen Kihanya.
Between September 2014 and February this year, for instance, Sundales Investment won at least five separate tenders from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority — worth Sh270 million.
In the National Ethics and Corruption Survey 2018 by EACC in November 2019, the Ministry of Health was the second most corrupt ministry (17.9 per cent), after Interior and National Coordination (47.5 per cent).
Another year later in March 2018, the Auditor General Edward Ouko reported that the Health ministry could not account for about Sh11 billion it had been allocated.
The Auditor-General’s 2015-16 report showed beyond the Sh5 billion that the ministry could not account in the Mafya House theft, the expenditure of an extra Sh6 billion could not be explained. Cleopha Mailu, Kenya’s Permanent Representative in Geneva, was the then Cabinet Secretary.
Just three months after this, another Sh7 billion scandal was reported in the ministry. It emerged that Kenya had lost close to Sh7 billion in the procurement of 37 CT scanners at an inflated cost of Sh227 million per unit under the Managed Equipment Service, a controversial deal between the Kenyan and Chinese governments.
First Lady’s Beyond Zero campaign collapsed terribly after it emerged that most of the expensive containers imported were unfunctional.
In Mombasa, for instance, the Sh1 billion portable clinics were lying idle at the National Youth Service (NYS) camp. It was alleged that they had been vandalised and medical equipment worth millions of shillings stolen. No one was arrested!
Some, if not all of this loots are overseen and mastered by the so-called invisible Mafya House cartels, some right in the First Family?
Be the Judge