In Summary

  • More than a year since the 99 so-called improvised clinics were procured, they continue to lie at the National Youth Service yard in Mombasa.
  • Cumulatively, the mobile clinics cost the taxpayer a whopping Sh800 million, a sum many times more than the actual cost.
  • The State should clear the clinics from the NYS yard and deploy them appropriately.

The dubious mobile clinics project that was part of the suspected Sh5 billion Health ministry scandal continues to haunt the government.

More than a year since the 99 so-called improvised clinics were procured, they continue to lie at the National Youth Service yard in Mombasa.

Cumulatively, the mobile clinics cost the taxpayer a whopping Sh800 million, a sum many times more than the actual cost.

Not only was the cost highly inflated, but the dealer also got the luxury to keep them at a government facility at no cost.

Paradoxically, the mobile clinics were bought for the counties, yet the governors whose jurisdictions they were meant for, have categorically denied any knowledge about them.

NEVER ORDERED

The Council of Governors has maintained that its members never ordered them, neither were they consulted on the deal.

Clearly, the whole thing was vendor-driven.

This matter brings to the fore many disturbing questions.

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