The Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe has come out guns blazing hitting at those faulting the expenditure by his ministry.
The CS who has been at the centre of battling the novel coronavirus which has upended the world terms the allegations of wastefulness as skeptical, pessimist, diversionary and ill-intended propaganda.
“I too have been disappointed by leaders who fail us for reasons that span inefficiency to corruption. The allegations you are seeing are based on this trend: public skepticism and pessimism. I get it. And so I am here to let you know that among us is a cohort that believes in exploitation and that thinks that by spreading lies, innuendo and propaganda,” the CS ranted in a post on his Facebook page.
A government document showed that of the Sh1.3 billion donated by the World Bank to help in the fight against covid-19, Sh 42 million had been used for leasing ambulances, Sh 4 million for tea and snacks and Sh 2 million for airtime, in a record 48 days.
In the Facebook post on Thursday night Mutahi who is a couple of months in office, has termed the reports as a failed intimidation attempt.
“I have seen such mischief before, wasn’t intimated then and will not be intimidated now. Watch my actions, they will illustrate this,” Kagwe wrote.
Kagwe’s remarks have however elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans, blogger Robert Alai putting him to task to justify he expenditure at Afya House instead.