Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe was in the hot seat at parliament buildings on Thursday afternoon as he appeared for grilling over Ksh 4 billion he allegedly received from KEMSA.
A pressed Murathe admitted that indeed, he was a signatory of Kilig Limited, a company that is said to have benefited from the PPEs tender in 2020.
However, he denied the claims that he benefited from the proceeds of PPEs supply tender that was issued to the company.
Murathe insisted that he was only a signatory of the company’s bank accounts and he was only helping a friend to do business.
A disturbed Murathe asked the National Assembly Public Investments Committee to offer him protection as the billionaire tag has caused him more harm than good.
“Chairman, people out here have been made to think that I am a Covid billionaire, you need to protect me. Facilitating a friend to do their business you do not need to ask for benefits, it is sad when we allow such innuendos,” Murathe pleaded with Mvita MP Abdullswamad Sharrif Nassir.
He went ahead to explain how the COVID-19 billionaire tag had even caused him trouble with his family members who have since then made numerous financial demands to him.
“I have not supplied not even a single mask or any PPE, now my relatives think I am a covid billionaire. This title has given me much trouble because now everyone is calling me to lend them money,” he said.
In the session, Murathe maintained his earlier claim that Kilig Limited was associated with DP William Ruto and that the deputy president must have coined the plan to frame him into the scandal.
“Killig is a company owned by people associated with the DP. They approach people who can finance through the lawyer and transfer the company to the new owners,” Murathe told the parliamentary Committee.