Donors threaten to withdraw Sh400B Covid-19 funds from Kemsa

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Trouble is looming as two key donors have threatened to withdraw up to Ksh.400 billion earmarked for Kenya following the latest COVID-19 scandal linked to  KEMSA.

According to insiders, the donors have written to the government expressing concerns over the media reports on misappropriation of Covid-19 funds.

The amount was donated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Fund to assist in the fight against Covid-19 in the country.

The Global Fund and USAID are threatening to withdraw funds that were to support HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria programs for the next three years.

An investigative report by NTV journalist Dennis Okari on Sunday, August 16, uncovered a graft scandal regarding use of billions allocated for Covid-19.

The funds include loans and grants from institutions including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to support Kenya’s efforts to combat the virus.