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COVID-19 Curve Flattening After Government Is Exposed

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The demand for accountability in the use of billions of shillings allocated for COVID-19 interventions continues to gather momentum. This is after Kenya received huge donations since the first coronavirus case was reported in the country.

There have been widespread allegations that some private firms and state operatives in the healthcare supply chains, may have diverted funds meant for supply of medicine and Personal Protective Equipment, intended for COVID-19 patients and health workers.

Former senators Johnson Muthama, Dr. Boni Khalwale, and Mr. Hassan Omar have particularly called on development partners to freeze funding to the kitty until the government explains how it is spending the money.

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) is also appealing to its membership to expel any companies or individuals found to be involved in the embezzlement of COVID-19 funds.

In regard to this, the public has noted with a lot of concern the flattening of the curve since the government was exposed and accused of misappropriate use of COVID-19 funds. Before the government was unmasked the cases were more than they are being reported now.

This has seen some citizens reject to be tested saying they do not trust the government anymore.

Kenya has so far secured over Sh223 billion for its Covid-19 war chest from the international community.

This includes Sh78.3 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Sh108 billion from the World Bank both as budgetary support and extra resources to help fight the deadly viral infection.

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