Shock again as a 27 year old girl disclosed how she supplied samples of Personal Protective Equipment PPEs to Kenya Medical Supplies Authority valued at sh 9 Million.
Through Kilig Ltd, Ivy Onyango who is also a lawyer by profession reported to have supplied 1000 sample kits to the Medical Supplies Authority so that they can be tested for compliance before the final sh 4 billion delivery could be made.
It hit the Public Investment Committee members even more when they learnt of this shoddy dealings at KEMSA since it was not practical for anyone to supply sample stock valued at more than sh 200,000 in a move that has since been termed as questionable stock marked by auditor General.
What also emerged during the probe by the Committee investigating the multimillion scandal was the fact that her 3 months old company, of course which is owned by persons who are believed to be highly connected, acquired an okay to make the sh 4 billion supply just within the same day she applied for a contract.
The legislators reasoned that her company was too immature to land any tender above sh 1 million but, interestingly and according to her account, she got the job when she randomly walked into KEMSA offices and was quickly told by the procurement officials to bring samples for verification.
And according to the drugs supply agency, her samples were received before she was finally given a go ahead to make complete supplies.
The lawyer lady, while defending self before the parliamentary committee, said her company should not be judged based on her age or that of the firm itself. She also disclosed that they have more warehouses both in and outside the country.
Kilig Ltd, however, has been linked to a Jubilee top politician whose details are yet to be made public.
“I am not in a position to answer that, not unless the committee on record compels me to do so,” she told the Public Investments Committee (PIC) members investigating the matter yesterday,” she was quoted by the Standard Digital.
She remained tight lipped when the Committee members tried hard to press her to open up on nitty-gritty.