NTV Investigative Reporter Dennis Okari (pictured above) has been offered Ksh500,000 by Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa following his exposé dubbed Covid-19 millionaires.
The MP revealed that the money will cater for his legal fees after Megascope CEO Richard Ngatia moved to court claiming Okari relied on statements from untrustworthy sources.
Speaking to a local tabloid, Barasa commended the investigative piece by Okari, claiming that, after the exposé, COVID-19 cases being reported in the country reduced.
“Because of his exposé we have seen the numbers dropping from 600’s to 100’s, it means that he has foiled the business that was benefiting from the numbers going up. I will send the money to him because I’m told some people have sued him so I want to lead Kenyans in standing with Okari for exposing the Covid-19 millionaires,” he explained.
The MP added he is willing to offer the cash to Okari without the NTV investigate reporter asking for it.
He noted that he will look for Okari’s lawyer to ensure that the cash is transferred to him by Thursday when he travels to Nairobi.
Barasa claimed that some of the names implicated in the COVID-19 corruption scandal colluded to manufacture substandard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to mint money.
The MP has also urged the Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, to apprehend and charge Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe with manslaughter as a result of the scandal.