DPP Noordin Haji returns KEMSA files to EACC citing insufficient evidence


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The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji faults evidence file saying it lacks merit and enough content.

DPP reversed the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) file on accused procurement breaches to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) for extra probes.

The move comes after EACC pushed for the prosecution of senior officials.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had on August 26, given EACC 21 days to close probes into claimed irregular procurement and fraudulent payments.

In a report released on Friday, the DPP said that in completing reviewing files of the claimed beneficiaries, “it appears that the range of the investigations is massive, with several witnesses, entities and checks for thousands of documents.”

“The prosecution team will hold a joint meeting with the EACC investigators to completely address the identified gaps on the sufficiency of the evidence,” part of the statement read.

The DPP also stated that he is yet to get a Special Audit Report on the Utilization of Covid-19 Funds by KEMSA from the Auditor General Nancy Gathungu.

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