President William Ruto has sacked Health PS Josephine Mburu and the whole of the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency board including its chair Daniel Rono.
Ruto on Sunday pledged to take bold action following allegations of an alleged scandal regarding the supply of mosquito nets.
At the same time, Ruto has appointed Irungu Nyakera as the chairperson of the KEMSA board.
Health CS Susan Nakhumicha has on her part reconstituted the Kemsa board and appointed new members.
The new members include Hezborn Oyieko Omollo, Bernard Kipkirui Better, Jane Masiga and Jane Nyagaturi Mbatia.
President Ruto has already gazetted Nyakera as the new Kemsa board chair.
In the same Gazette notice, CS Nakhumicha has gazetted the new board members.
Nakhumicha has at the same time kicked out Kemsa CEO Terry Ramadhani and appointed Andrew Mutava Mulwa as the new acting CEO.
Others suspended by the health CS are Martin Wamwea, Lenson Kariuki, Pauline Duya, Livingstone Njuguna, and Charles Kariuki Chege who were serving under the Ministry of Health National Malaria Programme.
Nakhumicha also kicked out Justus Kinoti, Cosmas Rotich and Anthony Chege were serving in Kemsa.
Speaking during a round table with journalists at State House on Sunday, Ruto without revealing more details said he had started looking at the problems in Kemsa
“I am doing something about it. You will see results. I want to give you my commitment, I will clean up KEMSA, whatever it takes, whatever it costs,” he said.
Kemsa has continued to make headlines over corruption and mismanagement.
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