The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji set the record straight on how much money was lost in the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal.
Revealed: How much money was lost in Arror & Kimware Dams scandal
DPP reveals bizzare amount lost in dams scandal
Speaking during a presser at his office on Monday, DPP Haji said that the taxpayers lost more than Ksh19 billion in the saga.
Haji said: “If the projects were carried in adherence to the law and existing policies for safeguarding the public interest, then they should not have cost Sh63 billion."
The DPP added: "We have evidence to prove Sh19,714,366,991 was lost through a well-choreographed scheme to defraud public funds.”
Officials have described the dams scandal as a well-choreographed corruption syndicate orchestrated by officials in the National Treasury.
The initial cost of the dams was Ksh46 billion but they were turned into a cash cow and the cost inflated to Ksh63 billion.
Although the project began in 2015, there is nothing to show for the billions of taxpayers money pumped into the project.
Those in the know claim that there is no sign that the Arror and Kimwarer dams are on course even after advance payments of Ksh19.7 billion were disbursed.
Arrest of Rotich & Thugge
According to the DPP, Sh11 billion was paid upfront for insurance while Treasury borrowed another Sh4.6 billion to pay interest in advance on the principal amount.
Treasury CS Henry Rotich and his PS Kamau Thugge spent in the night in police custody awaiting arraignment over the multi billion-shilling Kimwarer and Arror dams scandal.
This happened after DPP Haji ordered the prosecution of 28 individuals, among them officials from the National Treasury, Ministry of East Africa Community, National Environment Management Authority, Kerio Valley Development Authority and Inspectorate of State Corporations.
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