Some of the 40-foot furnished container clinics that the government acquired through Estama Limited at a cost of Sh10 million each. /COURTESY
See what is inside Sh10 million health container
The 99 furnished container clinics sold to the government at Sh10 million each had items that may not add up to the bill.
The 40-foot containers seen by the Star had consignments of executive chairs, patient chair, portable toilet and clinical devices.
Other items found in the container is a hospital bed, weighing machine, table unit, a computer, air conditioner, sink, syringes and well-designed visitor waiting bay.
But even this assortment of items could not have resulted in the cost of Sh1 billion to the government.
Kenya Revenue Authority documents, referred to in an NTV report, show each container together with contents and cost of shipment, reached a value of Sh1,461,388, yet Sh10 million was spent acquiring each.
The cost could have been about Sh146 million as opposed to the Sh1 billion charged.
Estama Limited exclusively won the deal to supply the containers.
The containers, sourced from China, are said to be vital, and include kits for improving child and maternal care.
Speaking to the Star on phone on Wednesday, Duncan Mutua, head of Sales Container Kenya, said the average cost of one-bedroom containers is Sh800,000 while that of those with three bedrooms is Sh1.8 million.
In some retail shops, a 20-foot standard container costs Sh210,000, a 40-foot high-cube container goes for Sh350,000 while a reefer (refrigerated) container costs Sh 1 million.
Source: The Star