Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has dismissed reports that the county government bought intensive care unit (ICU) beds for the newly opened Covid-19 medical complex at Sh1.6 million each.
Mr Kingi said that so far, no money has been paid for the procurement of beds for the medical complex whose first phase was converted into a Covid-19 treatment centre.
“No money has been paid and we will not pay Sh1.6 million per ICU bed. Kilifi County government will be guided by the law and more particularly Section 103(2)(e) of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 when it comes to prices of commodities and equipment. Any county officer breaching this cardinal rule will have himself to blame,” he said.