Another dam scandal on the way.Just like the Aror and Kimwarer, it is in the Rift Valley and has roped in key political figures as well as the area governor.Irrigation Board of Kenya is on the spot over the construction of Lowaat Dam in Turkana, which has been stalled for months despite allocation of 19B shillings by the Kenyan government, as well as reports that the construction works are underway.
At the time the National Irrigation Board was inviting bids for the project, one of the Chinese firms the government had awarded the tender to construct the 19B Lowaat Dam in Turkana had been blacklisted by six multilateral development banks.Sources indicate, the award of this tender, just like the Aror and Kimwarer one to a blacklisted Italian firm, was intentional with the main purpose of swindling the funds into private pockets.
The scandal has an imprint of a number of top political leaders in government as well as from the Rift Valley. Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok is suspected to be on the list, and it is out of the impending heat coming his way that he has rush to endorse DP William Ruto for presidency in 2022.
An investigator who spoke in confidence with this site says DP William Ruto was in Turkana over the weekend to strategically get ahead of the news so that when investigations start, a perception shall have been created in the public that whoever tries to publicly endorse the DP is directly targeted by investigations on corruption.
Governor Nanok, who is also the former Council of Governor (CoG) chair endorsed Ruto at a public function in Lokichar, Turkana county attended by the DP himself.He told residents that he will throw his weight behind Ruto in 2022 immediately after President Uhuru’s term ends in 2022