COMPLEX PROBE

Several countries linked to Arror, Kimwarer dams saga - DPP

In Summary

• Italian Company contracted to build Arror and Kimwarer dams said it is ready to start work but has no access to site

• DPP is probing loss of funds for the two dams in Elgeyo Marakwet.

DPP Noording Haji
DPP Noording Haji
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

The Office of the DPP is yet to hand over the investigation file on Arror and Kimwarer dams.

A total of Sh21 billion is suspected to have been lost.

DPP Noordin Haji said the ongoing investigations surrounding Kimwarer and Arror dams are complex and that more countries have been linked to the saga, hence more time is needed to finalise investigations.

 

The DPP is probing the loss of funds for the two dams in Elgeyo Marakwet county.

Haji said that the public will be informed once the investigations are over.

Last month, the Italian company contracted to build Arror and Kimwarer dams said it is ready to start work but is unable to access the site.

“We are very ready with more than 40 engineers and 150 other staff to start work but we have no access to the site of the projects. We are waiting for KVDA to grant us access,” said the projects' chief engineer Eva Luongo.

The High Court had ordered the DPP to release vehicles impounded in a dam’s scandal to Barclays Bank.

The DPP has been holding 37 vehicles belonging to CMC Di Ravenna during investigations in which Kerio Valley Development Authority allegedly misappropriated public funds for construction of two dams valued at Sh65 billion.

Three Cabinet Secretaries including Treasury’s Henry Rotich have already recorded statements over the issue.

 

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