Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe on Thursday appeared before the National Assembly Public Investments Committee (PIC) on Thursday, where he denied winning a 4B tender from KEMSA. In his explanation to the PIC, Mr. Murathe revealed he was not a director of Kilig, a company claimed to have won a 4B tender to supply from KEMSA.
”I am not director of Killig, I did not get a contract with KEMSA & I did not supply to KEMSA. Killig is a company owned by people associated with the DP, they approach people who can finance through the lawyer and transfer the company to the new owners,” the Jubilee Vice Chair told PIC.
The accusations of winning a multi-billion tender Murathe told MPs, had made him a target of relatives and members of the public who continue to look for him, asking for money.
“It is very sad when we allow this kind of innuendo. I have never supplied, not even a single mask or PPE. It is so sad people think I am Covid-19 millionaire and everybody is calling me for money,” he said. Adding in his affidavit, he was requested by the company (Kilig) – headed by Wilbroad Gachoka and a Chinese national Zhu Jinping , to guarantee payments to a Chinese firm trading as ENTEC Ltd.
Amidst the ongoing investigations at KEMSA over alleged dubious tender deals amounting to Sh7.8 billion, on Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta sent the entire KEMSA board home, appointing new members.
“I have appointed Mary Chao Mwadime as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority for a period of three years with effect from April 30, 2021,” said President Kenyatta in the gazette notice.
Other members are Rtd. Col Lawrence Wahome, Robert Nyarango and Terry Kiunge.