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Mombasa senator distances himself from Kemsa theft

Mombasa Senator Mohammed Faki has distanced himself from the Kemsa theft where billions meant to combat Covid-19 were lost.

Faki is among the seven senators said to have been awarded irregular tenders by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority.

Speaking in Mombasa before flying to Nairobi for Senate Covid-19 Ad Hoc and Senate Health Committee over Kemsa theft, Faki claimed he is being targeted by the very thieves the senate is probing.

“If somebody has any evidence that I received a tender, let them bring it out. We are being targeted because we are members of the Senate Covid-19 Ad Hoc Committee and we are the people who are investigating the Kemsa issues,” Faki said.

The low lying senator also said that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s statement on Kemsa theft would have come earlier as he called on the DCI and the EACC to speed up their investigations and uncover the truth.

Faki further condemned the police for applying excessive force against protestors for raising their voices against the theft of the Covid-19 funds.

Police arrested and brutalized six activists in Mombasa on Tuesday for protesting against the theft of funds donated to Kenya the international community.

The six activists including Muhuri’s rapid response officer Francis Auma, were charged with gathering, failing to maintain physical distance and failure to wear face mask.

They were released by Mombasa senior resident magistrate R Amwayi after paying a Sh20,000 cash bail each and will appear for mentioning on September 8

Faki who is a professional lawyer also added that the current constitutional dispensation allows people to picket or demonstrate.

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