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Sunday, 27 July 2014

TENDERING ROW HITS BUNGOMA HOSPITAL



A tender row is brewing at Bungoma County Hospital over what a section of staff term as rampant impunity and corruption. At the centre of the storm is hospital medical superintended Cleophas Okubasu who is accused of unprocedurally awarding tender to four business firms to supply detergents to the hospital.

The four firms, Khetia, Ronak, Yakomart and Elgon hospitals is alleged that they were awarded tenders which will cost taxpayers Sh38million but experts argue that the detergents can hardly cost the facility Sh25millon.

Staff revealed that the process to award the tenders did not meet procedure as stipulated by the government tendering committee . “In  some instances the lowest bidders were left out of the tendering process, an issue we term as wrong,” said a worker.

Bungoma residents led by activist Philip Wekesa have given the government an ultimatum of two weeks to transfer him or stage a demo to get him out of the office.