By Brighton Makori
Kisii 31 August 2020………….A section Kisii county Assembly have Seven Members of Kisii County Assembly have defended Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe and Principal Secretary, Susan Mochache over allegations against them on misappropriation of Covid 19 fund at Kenya Medical Supplies Agency ( Kemsa)
Speaking to Gusii tar On Monday at Kisii sports club led by Tabaka Ward Representative, Daniel Apepo, they accused some political leaders who have condemn the CS and Ps even when President Uhuru Kenyatta had ordered Investigation on the matter within 21 days.
According to them its wrong and premature for the Parliament and Senate’s Health Committees for summoning Kagwe and Mochache to appear before them to shed light on the graft at the Agency.
Apepo noted the country is in the middle of the Covid 19 crisis, stressing any disruption can be counterproductive and negate the fight against the pandemic
“ It was clear for the President after giving investigating Agencies 21 days to investigate the matter. It was wise for the leaders and Committees to wait for the outcome of the investigations” Apepo said.
The also asid that some politicians were targeting to remove senior government professionals from Gusii community for selfish interest.
Bathsheba Sanaya Nominated MCA said Kemsa is a government body managed independently, stressing that Kagwe and Mochache are not involved in its management and the officers at the Agency should be probed for the truth to be unearthed.
“ we call upon those peddling Propaganda should allow investigators complete their work so that those who embezzled the Covid 19 funds should be arrested and prosecuted “Said Sanaya
Naomi Bosire added that women in Gusii are angered in the way some leaders are pushing for the resignation of the CS and the PS, terming it unfair and unacceptable.
Kepha Mogaka Kisii central MCA said some politicians were unhappy with the strides the country has made in fighting the pandemic and were trying to tarnish the image of Kagwe and Mochache so that they can be sacked.
“ Am wondering whether those accusing the CS and the PS are neither Accountants nor auditors at Kemsa hence they cannot authoritatively link the two to the graft at the Agency,”said Mogaka