In Summary
  • The company officials were convicted of paying out bribes codenamed ‘chicken’ totalling Sh50 million.
  • He said the government has prepared to roll out a new five-year strategy to fight corruption.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday handed to counties seven ambulances bought with money recovered from a company in the United Kingdom found guilty of paying bribes to get Kenyan contracts.

The money was recovered from Smith & Ouzman that was involved in the Chickengate scandal.

Two executives of the UK security printing were found guilty and jailed for a total of four and a half years for bribing Kenyan election and national examination officials to secure multi-million-shilling contracts.

BRIBES

The company officials were convicted of paying out bribes codenamed ‘chicken’ totalling Sh50 million.

On Monday, President Kenyatta handed the ambulances to Laikipia, Wajir, West Pokot, Kitui, Elgeyo Marakwet and Nairobi counties at State House, Nairobi.

Governors Joshua Irungu, (Laikipia), Ahmed Abdullahi (Wajir), Simon Kachapin (West Pokot), Julius Malombe (Kitui), Evans Kidero (Nairobi) and Senator Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet) received the ambulances on behalf of their counties.

The seven counties have a unique referral system challenges, largely related to remoteness as well as existence of a huge network of primary care facilities in relation to the number of hospitals available to the people.

EMERGENCY

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