Opinion: Kenya MOH your late to the Party; you cannot at run away from your stolen funds!
It’s just one of those days where the Ministry of Health all of sudden tries transparency, well, ladies and gentlemen of the important Ministry you’re a bit late to the party. The ship has left the docks hours ago and you cannot go to the island. The boat is not waiting for your embarking mission. MOH of Kenya, your perception is already there. If you had nothing loses and tried to sub-come from the facts that are in the wind.
Today you tried to prove bills and payments for 5 billion shilling, a small fortune squandered most likely by one of the loyal elitist politicians or political connected Jubilee men. That even the deceased Human Rights Lawyer Jacob Juma wrote about before his assassination. When a person who exposed to extra-judicial killings and writing about a coming scandal in mid-year last year, and in last quarter of it the documents proved his words true; then you know that the conspiracy we’re real.
CS Dr. Cleopa Maliu cannot be proud of their of their cover-up. Therefore yesterday even Ruto had something to say: “Deputy President William Samoei Ruto says firm action will be taken against public servants and private individuals alleged to be involved in the loss of more than Sh 5 Billion at the ministry of health” (The Star Kenya, 30.10.2016). If he claims that the money is missing, why does the MOH today claim otherwise? Who is lying?
We can all say that the MOH is late to the party; the internal Audit of May 2016 is out and showing payments done and delivered. Service rendered if you may. They tried by a small press release on the 29th October to deflect it, but the released information hasn’t made them look good, not has had it helped that LifeCare Medics Limited also on 29th October explained their sold equipment to the MOH. They we’re not even mentioned on the questionable Internal Audit, so there are companies that does not come forward with their accounts and prove of sale to the Ministry; something that most hurt CS Maliu.
We can all the reality and know that the government are not proud of their acts, as they even tries to find ways, even show over the effects of their thievery in public, that they been stealing from the sick and needed people.
Like you can write mobile health clinic, but that does not mean containers that need big-wig trailers to be moved from a place to another, that means a bigger Caravan built into a modern hospital or clinic; something that the 40 Containers in a trailer-park is not. No matter what kind of ideas the MOH has, that looks foolish and not bright.
Even future Medical Staff are issuing this Statement today:
“The Medical Students’ Association of Kenya (MSAKE) is an independent and non-political organization that serves as the umbrella body for all Medical students in Kenya. One of our core mandates is health advocacy. In that light, we would like to bring to your attention an article that was released a few days ago sighting the possible misappropriation of funds at the Ministry of Health (MOH).
We acknowledge that these are preliminary findings whose outcomes will be released upon completion of the legal investigations. However, we would like to state the following:
- We are aware that ideally, following The Abuja Declaration of 2001, the health sector should be allotted 15% of the National Annual budget allocation but currently only approximately 5% goes to the MOH.
- We acknowledge that this 5% of the National Annual budget is an improvement from the previous financial year, however, we are disappointed that despite the minimal funds allocated to the ministry, the funds are alleged still being misappropriated and hence affecting the quality of healthcare offered to our countrymen.
- As future Medical Practitioners, we hope that investigations on the matter will be carried out and the necessary action taken upon those found guilty of the misappropriation.
- In conclusion, it our hope that there will be improved transparency at all levels of our healthcare system” (MSAKE, 31.10.2016).
PS: If you wonder why I don’t drop anything of the MOH Report of 31.10.2016, I believe it is muffled with and will fit reality. The MOH has had to doctored the numbers to make them fit the budgets and audits. Even the report is not true. I have little faith right now.
That’s enough from me. Peace.