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Uproar as Meru county spends Sh7.8 million on curtains

By AGNES ABOO September 22nd, 2015 1 min read

A section of Meru residents have raised a red flag over frenzied spending by the county government after the purchase of Sh7.8 million curtains.

The plastic curtains, described by county officials as “special”, were bought in the 2014/2015 financial year.

County health executive Dr William Muraah claimed that the curtains were distributed to all health facilities in the county.

“The curtains are special compared to the normal ones. I want to clarify that they were also issued to the newly opened medical facilities for the windows and partitioning of private sections for patients,” Dr Muraa said.

Dr Muraah said he would be issuing a press statement to clarify the matter later in the day.

However a procurement officer who sought anonymity confirmed to Nairobi News that the curtains were purchased and delivered only to the Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital.

“The curtains procured were worth Sh7.8 million and were only delivered to MTRH and not any other hospital,” said the officer.

Users  took to social media to vent their anger on what is fast becoming the face of devolution as governors turn into a law unto themselves.