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Mafia house

According to the Millennium Challenge Corporation , “…A 2005 ‘Independent Procurement Review’, conducted jointly by Kenya and the European Union…, identified the Ministry of Health and its medical supplies procurement and delivery body, the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA), as being particularly susceptible to waste, fraud and abuse throughout the procurement and delivery process…”.

“In fact, in Kenya ‘afya’ means ‘health’, and this [Ministry of Health] is Afya House. But in the past people called this ‘Mafia House’. ” – Health Minister Charity Ngilu speaking to RealHealthNews.


Kenya fact sheet

According to the UK Department for International Development, in August 2007 “Corruption remains a significant problem in Kenya. The Transparency International Corruption Index ranks Kenya 142nd out of 163 countries…”


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Millennium Challenge Corporation fact sheet


DFID fact sheet accessed 9 October 2022 (144 kB pdf)










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