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KEMSA Scandal: Babu Owino Under Fire for Defending David Murathe

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Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino was on Thursday, April 29, on the receiving end from Kenyans after he defended Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe over his alleged involvement in the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) multi-billion scam.

Murathe had been summoned by the Public Investment Committee (PIC) led by Mvita MP Nassir, Abdullswamad Sheriff to shed light on his links to Kilig, a company that was awarded a KSh 4 million tender to supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the agency. Murathe confirmed he was a bank guarantor for the firm implicated in the KSh 7.8 billion scandal that rocked the authority and the Jubilee administration.

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As a member of PIC, Babu was put on the spot for defending the suspect instead of grilling him

“The reason I am defending Murathe is because Murathe was never given a tender worth KSh4 billion and they never supplied, so there was no KSh4 billion involved,” Babu argued.

I am in Public investment committee charged with the responsibility of investigating KEMSA Scandal and I can assure Kenyans that a report will come out soon and you will know who stole your money.Kilig Ltd linked to Murathe never supplied to KEMSA and was never paid.That’s the truth,” he added.

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Netizens who were following the proceedings live were angered by the Orange Democratic Movement’s remarks.

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