Fraud –Medical Supplies Agency KEMSA in again on the spot over lost millions worth of donations.
UN-backed Global Fund has found out that the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency KEMSA has been selling donations to black market.
In their latest report released on Tuesday March 16, it was established that 908,000 mosquito nets, 1.1 million condoms and tuberculosis drugs worth sh10 million could not be traced.
“Kemsa has poor internal controls on warehousing and inventory management resulting in 16% differences in batch numbers verified and discrepancies of 908,000 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) between actual and expected stock balances,” read the Global Fund’s report.
Global Fund is an international body which plays a key role in financing the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and would raise red flags anytime they learn of fishy activities taking place with their donations.
Details show that the lost medicines and equipment are believed to have been stolen by cartels working in cahoots with state officers.
The Global Fund reports has now pushed KEMSA at a tight corner with recommendations that the organization lacks credibility to safeguard donations and other supplies.
“Kemsa’s Nairobi warehouse was overcrowded with commodities during our visit, making it difficult to trace commodities,” said the report.
In the same disturbing report, it was disclosed that there are several cases of fake suppliers fraudulently demanding millions of payments from the body.
This report is developing at the time the country is yet to be told how billions of money was also stolen from KEMSA at the height of Coronavirus pandemic.
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