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  1. 1. Sinai fire victims Sooty? Show your sue for damages kitchen some love P. 10 Over 100 slum dwellers DN2 What you can do to turn now demand compensation it into a place of pride and fun∆∆ Nairobi | Thursday, May 10, 2012 KSh50/00 (TSh1,000/00 : USh1,500/00) : RFr500/00) www.nation.co.ke No. 17211 APPOINTMENT PARLIAMENT | House debates plans for the next election Raila: NSIS has warned of new chaos Premier tells MPs intelligence service has cautioned that the use of tribe to mobilise voters is creating ethnic tensions and animosity, could lead to an outbreak of violence ahead of the election; briefed House on what government is doing FILE| NATION to prepare for a peaceful and Regional Development minister Fred Gumo during a past ODM rally in Kibera, Nairobi. Mr Gumo has been appointed the acting Local Government minister. credible poll. FILE| NATION Story on Page 5 Prime Minister Raila Odinga Gumo picked to replace Mudavadi ON OTHER PAGES BY PETER LEFTIE by hopeful politicians. Presidential Press Service, pmutibo@ke.nationmedia.com Mr Gumo, who is the which said President Kibaki COURTS INDEX Regional Development had made the appointment Mr Fred Gumo, the MP minister, is a senior mem- after consultations with Mr EX-MUNGIKI BOSS TO News P. 2-11, 16, Back for Westlands, is the new acting minister for Local ber of Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Odinga. In practice, the President STAND TRIAL FOR VIO- Opinion P. 12-13 Letters P. 14 Government. Movement. merely makes the announce- LENT ROBBERY World P. 19-24 His appointment in an The appointment was ment as the decision Maina Njenga and four others ac- acting capacity ends a week announced in a one-para- Business P. 26-31 CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 cused of attacking police officers County P. 32-34 of behind-the-scenes jostling graph statement from the and robbing them of their guns in Sport P. 56-59 church. P. 9
  2. 2. 2 | National News DAILY NATION Thursday May 10, 2012RESCUE | Red Cross appeals for speedboats and helicopters to move victims to safety GUIDE TO YOUR DAYFamilies marooned in homes Regional highlights Nairobi: Christian professionals expected to address a press con- ference on Kenya National Commission on Human Rights reportCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 on reproductive rights in Kenya. Expo Group to host three simultaneous trade fairs from today towhile Bate sub-location in Magarini remained Saturday on automotive and spare parts, oil, gas and energy atinaccessible for the second day with houses the KICC.and roads submerged in waters from RiverSabaki. The Red Cross said about 280 families NHIF sagawere stranded in Bate, while 99 others inKakuhani and Kisiwani villages in Malindicould not be reached. Malindi MP Gideon Mung’aro asked thegovernment to evacuate them, saying thewater levels were rising fast. “Several people are yet to be evacuatedfrom the areas and there is need to work inhaste and use all means necessary to reachthem. We are in talks with the Kenya WildlifeService to see if they can assist us with ahelicopter,” he said. The MP donated food to the displaced asRed Cross Malindi branch manager HassanMusa said they had acquired two speedboatsto evacuate the families.Refusing to leave homes “All this is hullabaloo with very little Earlier, 12 families were taken to safety evidence. If indeed there’s evidence thatfrom Kaziani village. The authorities,however, were disappointed that some money was stolen, I am yet to see it. Ipeople were refusing to leave their flooded ROBERT NYAGAH | NATION have gone through what is being called ashomes. Malindi district commissioner Joshua A motorist gets stuck on a flooded road at Madunguni, Malindi District, yesterday. Hundreds of evidence, but it is not sufficient ”Nkanatha assured the residents that secu- families were marooned in their homes after River Sabaki burst its banks. Chepalungu MP Isaac Ruto on controversialrity had been beefed up and criminals would NHIF payments controversy Page 6be punished. In Kirinyaga, more than 50 families have situation gets out of hand,” said Uranga dis- Yesterday, the Kenya Electricity Generat- been displaced in Marura village after River trict officer Adams Kadilo. In the news tired between 1997 and 2003. Mr John Pesa (Migori) fileding Company issued an alert that four of Thiba burst its banks. Three cows were swept Three centres, Nyambare Mission, Urangathe five dams along River Tana had started away and several acres of rice and other crops Legio Maria Church and Nyadorera Catho- Nairobi: Former Vice-Presi- the notice which, he said, wasspilling. destroyed in fresh floods that have hit the lic Church have been identified as safety dent Kijana Wamalwa’s wife sponsored by ODM and seeks “As of this morning, our dams in Kamburu, area in the last two days. sites. has been sued by her step- to have the 31,082 teachers children over Sh36.5 million paid following a court decisionGitaru and Kiambere were spilling. Masinga Many houses are submerged and pit la- In Marakwet West District, scores of paid to the family as gratuity in their favour. Page 16may start spilling as well as its water levels trines destroyed, raising fears of an outbreak families have been forced to seek refuge in after his death. The two wantwere at 1,056.07m against full capacity level of waterborne diseases. a primary school after mudslides flattened the High Court to order Ms Murang’a: Tension is high inof 1056.50m. In Busia, Bunyala district commissioner homes in Lochin village. There were no Yvonne Wamalwa to account Murang’a after a drunk police “Communities living downstream Ki- Abdi Khalif advised those living near River injuries, but property worth thousands of for Sh8 million she allegedly officer shot dead a man andambere Dam have been communicated to Nzoia to move to higher grounds. The shillings was destroyed. received on their behalf.by the Provincial Administration and the river has started overflowing in Usonga, District commissioner John Ondego said assaulted three others. The Page 9 police constable, who wasdisaster agencies to move to higher grounds Siaya District. at least 40 families had taken refuge atas the discharge from Masinga Dam will in- “The water level rises every hour and very Chebororwa Primary School. later arrested and arraigned in Nairobi: The Orange party court yesterday, went berserkcrease the total discharge from Kiambere soon the water will move into the homes yesterday notified ParliamentDam,” said the company in a statement to around this place. We are urging the residents Additional reporting by Philemon Suter and on Tuesday night and killed of its intention to push the Mr Victor Mwangi, at Gakurwenewsrooms. to start moving today (yesterday) before the KNA Treasury to release Sh17.6 bil- shopping centre. Page 32 lion owed to teachers who re- JARED NYATAYA | NATION Marakwet East residents address the Press at an Eldoret hotel yesterday over alleged misuse of CDF cash. They called for freezing of the constituency accounts following revellations by National Taxpayers Association that Sh16 million had been misued. SEE STORY PAGE 34 WEATHER FORECAST 24˚ 31˚ 28˚ 25˚ 0600 1200 1800 2300 Mombasa Temperature It will be clear Temperature morning will rises to 31 de- in the evening drops further be clear with grees at midday with a slight to 25 degrees temperature of and it will be drop in tem- with chance of 24 degrees partly cloudy perature showers
  3. 3. DAILY NATIONThursday May 10, 2012 National News 3RAINS HAVOC | Familes petition government to move them to higher ground permanentlyBoy saves villagers from killer floodsEight-year-old school pupil joined oldwooden doors for a makeshift raft tohelp evacuate his marooned villagers BY SANDRA CHAO schao@ke.nationmedia.com T he primary school pupil says he has been in “this ferry business” ever since the Galana River burst its banks three days ago. And at a time when several parts of the country are suffering from the furry of killer floods, and families are marooned on roof or hill tops in rural areas, many Kenyan villages would welcome the creativity of this eight-year-old boy in Kaziani Village in Malindi. Baraka Rimba Kahindi has joined together two old wooden doors for a makeshift raft, and uses a long stick for an oar to help evacuate his marooned vil- lagers to safety. As other children his age look at the rising water levels from a far and wait for a helping hand, Kahindi has so fare helped the Red Cross team of volunteers to save 14 children and five women. Yesterday, Malindi MP Gideon Mung’aro and Mr Joshua Nkanatha who oversee the ROBERT NYAGAH | NATION rescue efforts branding the Kavinyalalo Pri- Eight-year-old Baraka Rimba Kahindi (above right and below, background) who built a raft and used it to rescue his family and villagers in mary School pupil the hero of the day. Malindi before he was joined by Red Cross volunteers. And when the Nation asked why he was not afraid that the flood waters would carry water jerricans the family would need and “When we arrived at around 10.30am, we him away, he beat his chest, saying “I am a went back for them. found him testing out his raft, crossing man”, to the cheers from the crowd. “I had to learn to swim because floods from the marooned village,” he said. “I have been using the makeshift raft have been a problem here for a very long He said the response team was intrigued to ferry people across, especially those time,” Kahindi said. by the boy’s creativity and used his inven- going to Malindi town and do not want to Several families in the low lying areas tion to evacuate the 12 households in the dirty their clothes. I charge them Sh20,” of Malindi and Magarini who have been village. Kahindi said. affected by floods have petitioned the “We would have definitely used more The money the third born of eight government to move them to higher time to evacuate them because most chil- siblings collects in a day, he gives to his ground as a permanent solution to the dren do not know how to swim,” he said. mother. annual problem. The Red Cross has pledged to train the The boy who has a passion for education, Red Cross Malindi branch manager Has- boy as a volunteer and equip him with first says when schools opened on Monday, he san Musa said Kahindi’s act of courage aid skills to use at school and at home. reported like other children and only con- could not be matched among his age mates. For now he remains among the more tinued with his business in the evenings. than 2,000 pupils in Malindi and Magarini 2,000 But the level of flood waters increased, districts unable to go to school because forcing him to halt his studies. He has left of the floods. his books and uniforms behind as there They hope the government, through the was not much time during the evacuation Ministry of Special Programmes to im- to take all his belongings with him. More than 2,000 pupils in Malindi and plement a proposal by the departments Yesterday, as he ferries two wooden of education in the area to have satellite boxes his mother asked him to get from Magarini districts unable to go to school schools set up so children’s education is the house, he remembered they left behind because of the floods not interrupted by the floods.
  4. 4. 4 | National News DAILY NATION Thursday May 10, 2012APPOINTMENT | Raila had come under pressure to name minister from Western Pastor killedGumo takes over day after honeymoonMudavadi’s post BY NATION CORRESPONDENT One of the pastors killed by a mob in Mombasa had returnedCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 minister Eugene Wamalwa in the from his honeymoon just the day county. before.regarding MPs from the ODM side Led by Mr Henry Okumu, the coun- Mr Jackson Kioko of Melchidizekof the coalition is Mr Odinga’s. cillors said it was the only county in church of Buxton wedded Damaris Mr Gumo replaces Deputy Prime the province which did not have a Kioko two weeks ago.Minister Musalia Mudavadi, who Cabinet minister from the ODM Yesterday, the bride-turnedresigned last week as ODM deputy wing of the coalition. widow called for thorough inves-leader and Local Government But their Vihiga counterparts de- tigations to get to the bottom ofminister. He intends to vie for the manded that Mr Otichilo be appointed the killings.presidency against Mr Odinga but on to the post because Mr Mudavadi hails “I have so many questions sincea United Democratic Front ticket. from the county. I was not informed about the death His appointment came amid Sources close to Mr Odinga said of my husband on time. It is untilpressure, especially from Western the choice of Mr Gumo, albeit in an today, more than 24 hours afterProvince leaders, for Mr Odinga to acting capacity, had caught many the death of my husband, that areplace Mr Mudavadi with an MP party members by surprise. FILE | NATION senior church member informedfrom the region. “We expected him to call a meet- Prime Minister Raila Odinga (right) chats with Housing assistant minister Margaret me about the incident,” said Mrs Among those who had been touted ing of key ODM leaders or even MPs Wanjiru and Regional Development minister Fred Gumo during an ODM rally in Kioko.as possible candidates for the vacant from Western to explain to them his Kibera, Nairobi, in March.post were Planning minister Wycliffe choice before making it public but First assignmentOparanya and assistant minister Al- this did not happen,” said an ally of somebody who can whip councillors She said she learned aboutfred Khang’ati. the PM, who asked not to be named into place and nobody can beat Gumo the death of her husband when for fear of appearing to challenge the in that field. she went to Changamwe policePossible candidates decision. “The game plan is to confirm him station to report that he had The others were MPs Ababu The Nation learnt that those who to the position and appoint Khangati disappeared.Namwamba (Budalang’i), Alfred had been pushing for Mr Namwamba Given the short time to replace him at Regional Develop- She said her husband did notSambu (Webuye), Ben Washiali to be appointed minister argued he remaining before the next ment while Namwamba goes to the return home after he went out on(Mumias) and Wilbur Otichilo would help sway the youth vote. PM’s office as assistant minister,” said his first assignment after their(Emuhaya). But critics say it would be unfair elections, we need somebody a Cabinet minister, who declined to honeymoon. The MPs have been jostling for for Busia County to have two ODM who can whip councillors be named because he had not been “Our gifts are still intact and wethe post through councillors allied tothem. A section of councillors from ministers, the other one being Dr Paul Otuoma of Sports while Bun- into place and nobody can authorised to speak on the matter by the PM. have not even received the photos which we took during our colourfulBungoma asked Mr Odinga to replace goma has none. beat Gumo in that field” The Rapid Response Team’s main wedding,” she said.Mr Mudavadi with Mr Khang’ati to Mr Washiali was last week forced to role is to intervene whenever serious Pastors Kioko and Benjamin“neutralise” the influence of Justice deny angling for Mr Mudavadi’s Cabi- Prime Minister’s ally disputes arise in the party and was at Juma were lynched when they went net position after he was criticised by the forefront trying to convince Mr to a home of Mr Mutana Nyandua, Kakamega ODM officials for allegedly Mudavadi to drop his presidential who is a recent Christian convert. undermining the Sabatia MP. mama and James Orengo. ambitions and back Mr Odinga. He had been a Muslim. TO COMMENT ON Mr Gumo’s choice appears to An ally of Mr Odinga argued that The PM is also yet to appoint a But Mrs Mapenzi Abdalla, a THIS ARTICLE, have been influenced by the stature the choice of Mr Gumo was informed substantive minister for Industrialisa- relative of Mr Nyandua, denied SCAN THE CODE he holds in the party as head of the by the MP’s experience gained when tion after Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey that he had become a Christian, OR GO TO informal Rapid Response Team, he served as chairman of the Nairobi stepped aside on being charged with insisting that all family members a grouping bringing together Mr City Commission in the 1980s. abuse of office. Fisheries minister were Muslims. Odinga’s key allies. 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  5. 5. DAILY NATIONThursday May 10, 2012 National News 5SECURITY | Intelligency agency warns Hague trials also dividing Kenyans BRIEFLYRaila warns of fresh poll chaos MERU Court blocks listing of voters in electoral unitsCases of politicians using alarmist, arguing that his opposition The High Court in Meru yester-their tribes to drum up to the March 4, 2013, election date day issued an order stopping the was fanning animosity. electoral commission from reg-support for presidency Mr Odinga said holding elections in istering voters in Igembe Southstoking ethnic emotions, March will interfere with the school calendar and the Budget cycle. and Igembe Central constituen- cies. The court also stoppedPM tells Parliament “I have stated clearly what the the Independent Electoral and Cabinet position was. It was not a Boundaries Commission fromBY CAROLINE WAFULA unanimous position but it was a posi- gazetting boundaries of the twocwafula@ke.nationmedia.com tion all the same,” he said. constituencies pending the hear- Eldoret North MP William Ruto ing and determination of an ap-T he government has been accused him of causing confusion plication challenging the IEBC ‘‘ ‘‘ warned of possible political by giving personal opinion instead report for failing to consider their violence ahead of the election of the official stand. views. The case will be heard laterby the intelligence services. “The PM has told Kenyans how in the month. Prime Minister Raila Odinga told Kenyans should engage in electionsParliament that the agency had alerted Those are very good A court ruling does not based on manifestos, he has also ex-the authorities of the high chances of values given by the stop us from thinking plained in detail that parties shouldn’t NAIROBIchaos as a result of politicians whip- be ethnic based. Those are very goodping up tribal emotions. PM, but I don’t know and as a thinking values given by the PM, but I don’t House team to collect “The service has warned and Iquote ‘the recent trend where a sec- whether the PM was Kenyan, I disagree with know whether the PM was listening to himself,” Mr Ruto said. views on next Budgettion of the political elite have resorted listening to himself” that” Gichugu MP Martha Karua agreed A parliamentary committee willto using ethnic groups for political Eldoret North MP William Narc Kenya chair Martha with Mr Odinga. start collecting public views onmobilisation in order to advance Ruto “A ruling of the court does not stop this year’s budget tomorrow. The Karuapersonal and community interests us from thinking and as a thinking House Committee on Budget onto the exclusion of other sections of Kenyan I disagree with that,” she Tuesday announced that the pub-the Kenyan community is posing a stated, urging the government to go for lic would be asked to give theirthreat to national cohesion and se- December as set in the Constitution. views for three days on how theycurity,’” he stated. Cherengany MP Joshua Kutuny want the 2012/2013 estimates The National Security Intelligence The PM said the NSIS had warned election. He said the political envi- asked the PM to provide a roadmap managed. The ConstitutionService (NSIS) is mandated to iden- that the use of tribal groupings to rally ronment required “urgent cooling” to peaceful elections. requires that Parliament seekstify threats against national security, ethnic communities to denounce the to stop it from “overheating” along The PM cited laws enacted to fa- views from Kenyans in the man-collect and analyse intelligence on ICC process could lead to inter-ethnic ethnic lines. cilitate the process and activities at agement of public resources. Thethese threats and advise the govern- tensions between those perceived to Among other measures, the PM the electoral agency. The electoral sittings will be held in 17 coun-ment accordingly. be for and against the process. said 7,000 police officers had been commission is preparing for voter ties from tomorrow. Committee The agency was accused of failing The premier was briefing MPs on recruited and trained to provide se- registration and is targeting 18 mil- chairman Elias Mbau yesterdayto warn of violence after the 2007 the measures the government has curity during the election. lion voters, up from the current 12.4 asked to MPs to encourage theirelection. put in place in preparation for the But MPs accused the PM of being million. constituents to give views.Uhuru hunts for Former KBC bosses tovotes among stand trial over fraudstudent leaders BY NATION REPORTER discovered that there were discrepancies in followingBY NATION REPORTER Former Kenya Broadcast- the correct procedures ing Corporation (KBC) after which they handed Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru managing director David the matter to the inspec-Kenyatta yesterday met university Waweru and secretary tor of corporations tostudent leaders as he moved to Hezekiel Oira have been put investigate.consolidate his support ahead on their defence on allega- The case is a result ofof the launch of his new party tions of irregular tendering allegations that KBC in-next week. of broadcast rights. formally invited bids but Mr Kenyatta met the 60 student The two had a case to rejected more competitiveleaders at Sagret Hotel in Nairobi answer over impropriety offers from other broadcast-for more than three hours where in a contract to broad- ers in what had become anthey pledged to support him in cast the 2010 FIFA World explosive scramble for thehis presidential bid. Cup matches live, senior right to broadcast the 2010 principal magistrate Lucy Fifa World Cup.60 Nyambura ruled. According to the prosecu- Ms Nyambura said the tion, Radio Africa Ltd paid prosecution had proved KBC Sh26 million for the its case beyond any rea- television rights in a dealThe number of student leaders sonable doubt to warrant which also entailed sharingwho met Deputy Prime Minister the accused being put on of advertising revenue.Uhuru Kenyatta trial. The government paid The corporation’s board Sh75 million for the rights chairman, Mr Charles through KBC but later The DPM he was more inter- Mwoki had told the court complained that it stoodested in seeing a united Kenyan. that Mr Waweru (pictured) to lose the money it lentHe added that the youth must be bypassed the board and the public broadcaster toin the forefront in uniting Ken- entered into partnerships invest in the World Cupyans to ensure that the country to broadcast the 2010 Fifa broadcasting rights.prospers. World Cup. Mr Kenyatta is expected to of- He said they were toldficially launch his presidential bid KBC was distributing thewhen he announces his new party shares of broadcastingon Saturday next week. and seeking partnerships Sources within his camp said with local media to recoupthat the party would be known their money and to generateas The National Alliance and the income.aim was to project it as a “youth- According to Mr Mwoki,ful party”. there was no procurement The planned launch of the or tendering process for theparty is reportedly being han- partnerships.dled by an international public He said that when theyrelations firm. later met as a board, they
  6. 6. 6 | National News NHIF FIASCO DAILY NATION Thursday May 10, 2012BIASED | Medics claim poor patients discriminated against EmbattledDoctors fault health Nyong’o gets rareinsurer payment plan supportUnion says moneyallocated to scheme “The remaining Sh500 can by no means purchase a single course of antibiotics,” said Dr from Ruto Waithaka.members is not Some hospitals under theadequate to cover NHIF scheme had resorted to providing patients with cheap BY NATION REPORTERmedical bills drugs that are of questionable Medical Services minister An- efficacy, the doctors said in a yang Nyong’o yesterday received statement. rare support from ChepalunguBY BENJAMIN MUINDI Further, the hospitals seg- MP Isaac Ruto on the controver-bmuindi@ke.nationmedia.com gregate these patients by sial payments that the national providing specific drug lists health insurance provider madeD 2,850 octors have faulted separate from those of other to some hospitals. the national health patients seeking care under The support came just a day after insurer’s method of different medical schemes, the government shelved plans toallocating money to cover they stated. increase the monthly contributions Amount in shillings eachpatients’ bills, saying it is not “Discrimination amongst to the National Hospital Insurance NHIF principal membertenable. patients is obvious and Fund (NHIF). is allocated per year Under the National Health implied as they are seen as Some MPs have also asked ProfInsurance Fund (NHIF) capi- second class patients. Some Nyong’o to step aside to give waytation method, a principal have separate queues and not for investigations.member is allocated Sh2,850 The Kenya Medical Prac- subjected to the same atten- But at news conference at Parlia-per year for outpatient care titioners and Dentists Union tion as the patients making ment Buildings in Nairobi, Mr Rutoand an equivalent amount (KMPDU) says this amount payments through other backed the minister’s push for in-is extended for up to five for is not practical to even treat means,” KMPDU said. creased contribution to the NHIF,dependants. a patient once, leave alone It added: “As the doctors SALATON NJAU | NATION saying it was an “experiment” that This means a family of annually. of Kenya, we commend the Kenya Private Healthcare Association vice chairman Kany- if handled properly, would revolu-five dependants is allocated According to union treasurer nobility behind the launch of tionise the way the country’s health enje Gakombe before the House Health Committee at Con-Sh14,250 in a year for their Wambui Waithaka (above), the medical cover for all civil services were run.outpatient care. most hospitals under the servants through NHIF. This tinental House in Nairobi yesterday. According to the capita- NHIF charge Sh500 as con- is a step towards achieving Similar proposalstion schedules, the moneyis disbursed after every threemonths, translating to Sh712 sultation fee and Sh900 for a laboratory test, where at least two tests are required bringing universal health care but we have noted major shortcom- ings in the implementation Private clinics turned “President Obama has met op- position against a similar proposal in the US. When Ms Charity Ngilufor every principal member. the patient’s bill to Sh2,300. of the plan.” down offer to sign up was Minister of Health, she went through the same opposition, you’re now opposing Prof Nyong’o. If you make me a minister, I will GUSII INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY By NATION CORRESPONDENT association considered tak- ing NHIF to court over its also push for it, and you will op- pose it. But there’s no other way,” FAX: 058-31719 P.O. BOX 222 decision to work with Clinix said the Chepalungu MP. TEL: 058-31958 TEL: 058-31958 Many private health Healthcare Ltd and Merid- Critics of the scheme have EMAIL:gitech2007@yahoo.com KISII providers declined to ian Medical Group. doubted NHIF’s capacity to han- Mobile; 0700152177 OR 0752031300 participate in the National The two who scooped dle the increased contributions Health Insurance Fund a big share of the funds estimated to yield a total of Sh15 TENDER NOTICE scheme because the money it offered was inadequate. provided for the scheme are not members of the billion. Cotu secretary general Francis The providers said they association. Atwoli, who had called a workers’ Gusii Institute of Technology invites tender from interested suppliers for supply and provision of goods and services for the financial year 1st July, 2012 – 30th June, 2013. felt the Sh2,850 that was Meeting the parliamen- strike before the contributions being allocated per member tary committee on Health, were suspended, said the money CATEGORY A: GOODS TENDER NO per year was too little. the association said apart would be mismanaged. GIT/T01/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of stationary & office supplies Dr Peter Omboga, from issues of capacity and Mr Ruto dismissed allegations GIT/T02/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Laboratory chemicals & apparatus secretary general of the presence around the coun- that NHIF paid money to non- GIT/T03/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of General stores GIT/T04/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Loaves of bread Association of Kenya Pri- try, they felt that some of existent clinics as “some hyped, GIT/T05/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Fresh vegetables & fruits vate Hospitals, told MPs the outlets of Clinix Health- sensational issues that may not GIT/T06/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Fresh meat GIT/T07/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Firewood yesterday that the offer care and Meridian Medical have been investigated deeply”. GIT/T08/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Electrical & Electronics items & accessories was not workable and tak- Group did not go through “All this is hullabaloo with very GIT/T09/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Staff Uniforms, clothing practical materials GIT/T10/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Fresh milk ing it would mean rationing the due process of accredi- little evidence. If indeed there’s GIT/T11/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Student identity cards services to maximize tation as is the practice in evidence that money was stolen, GIT/T12/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Human drugs on profits, which would the health sector. I am yet to see it. I have gone CATEGORY B: SERVICES defeat the purpose of the He said the association through what is being called as GIT/T13/2012 – 2013 Provision of security services scheme. thought of taking legal evidence, but it is not sufficient,” GIT/T14/2012 – 2013 Provision of printing services GIT/T15/2012 – 2013 Provision of cleaning services A demand of Sh6,000- action against NHIF but said Mr Ruto. GIT/T16/2012 – 2013 Provision of Insurance services Sh9,000 per person per pulled back to give the He went on: “These are allega- year was the deal breaker, scheme a chance since it tions, yet you want people hanged. CATEGORY C: PRE-QUALIFICATION OF TENDERS GIT/PRE/17/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of library textbooks he said. was an attempt to offer A driver hits someone on the road GIT/PRE/18/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Laboratory equipment Dr Omboga said some of universal healthcare to and you want him lynched without GIT/PRE/19/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Computer materials & accessories GIT/PRE/20/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of Dry maize and beans their members eventually Kenyans. asking if it is the person who threw GIT/PRE/21/2012 – 2013 Provision of repair & maintenance of motor vehicles came down to Sh4,000- The providers met the himself on the road,” he said. GIT/PRE/22/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of building materials Sh4,500 which they felt parliamentary team to GIT/PRE/23/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of construction materials GIT/PRE/24/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of kitchen jikos & services would allow them to just shed light on ongoing in- GIT/PRE/25/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of furniture, furnishing and fittings offer essential services vestigations into alleged GIT/PRE/26/2012 – 2013 Servicing of equipment & machines GIT/PRE/27/2012 – 2013 Supply & delivery of hairdressing and beauty materials and equipment. without any profit. irregularities in the NHIF He said at one point the outpatient scheme for pub- Tender documents giving detailed specifications are available on request from procurement office upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ksh 3,000.00 per set of tender document at accounts office during working hours. Prices indicated must be inclusive of VAT lic servants. and any other charges and must remain firm for 180 days. The committee had been informed that most private Completed tender documents (separated for each tender) bearing no indication of tenderer name should be enclosed in plain sealed envelope clearly marked with tender number and be placed in the Tender Box at Administration Block not later than 30th May, health facilities were unable 2012 at 10.00 a.m. Opening of tenders shall take place in the Board Room immediately thereafter in the presence of suppliers who to meet the requirements choose to attend or their representatives. The problem we had for inclusion in the new The institution reserves the right to accept or reject any tender(s) in part or whole and does not bind itself to accept the lowest bid or give reasons thereof. was the manner in outpatient scheme. “We were very supportive N/B: All tenders to be addressed to: which the scheme of the scheme, the problem The Secretary, Board of Governors, was being run” we had was the manner in Gusii Institute of Technology, which it was being done,” P.O. Box 222 – 40200 Dr Kanyenje Gakmbe, said Dr Kanyenje Gakombe, KISII PRINCIPAL/SECRETARY B.O.G Association of Kenya the vice chairman of the as- Private Hospitals sociation. Mr Ruto
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