In case you missed the news, the United States suspended $21 million aid money to Kenya’s ministry of health due to concerns over corruption and weak accounting procedures.
According to the US state department, the amount is a portion of $650 million US health investment in Kenya.
The Kenyan government in the recent times has been caught up in a number of scandals including misappropriation of funds by Ministry of Health in October last year. The government were unable to account for $ 49 million meant for free maternity care.
According to the Kenyan Business Daily that broke out the story, the money was diverted to known people in the government. The government was called out ailing the health sector by embezzling the money meant to help those vulnerable in the health sector.