Kenya ‘investigating $50m’ health scam


The Kenyan authorities have confirmed that they are investigating allegations that $50m (£40.6m) has been stolen from the health ministry budget.

News of the potential fraud was leaked in Kenya’s Business Daily newspaper earlier this week.

It reported that money had been spent on non-existent projects.

Speaking today, Health Minister Cleopa Mailu was annoyed that information about the probe got out before it was completed.

The minister said the report was leaked before accounting officers at the ministry could respond to queries raised by the investigation.

He said the final report will be published next week


Source: BBC