Elgeiyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has termed the arrest of Treasury CS Henry Rotich and other suspects involved in the Aror and Kimwarer Dam scandal as a charade. Kipchumba Murkomen, who rushed to the DCI Headquarters along Kiambu Road, moments after CS Rotich was arrested said he was at the DCI in his capacity as a lawyer of some of the suspects.
”I have looked at the charge sheets and I can tell you the entire thing is a charade” said Senator Murkomen.
The Senator maintains the investigations into the multi billion dam scandal is a political witch hunt that is targeting DP William Ruto and his allies in government. Earlier during the day, DPP Nordin Haji charged a record of 28 individuals with a number of offenses regarding their involvements in the scam.
”The persons we are charging today were mandated with safeguarding our public interest and deliberately breached this trust and not only bound to Kenya a loan but they ensured that the funds did not come into the consolidated fund, in effect guaranteeing that no one was was over sighting its use,” said Haji in statement.
Haji says that whereas the commercial contract signed between Kerio Valley Development Agency regarding construction of the two dams show the dam would cost USD 204, 020, 149.20( Kimwarer) and USD 252,188,732.27 (Aror) totaling to USD 456, 208,881, approximately 46B Kenyan shillings, CS Henry Rotich increased the amount to 63B Kenyan shillings which was 17B more than the agreed amount. Shockingly, another 11B was again borrowed by Rotich all of which cannot be traced as to where they went.
The DPP has charged a record of 28 individuals from the Treasury, KVDA, CMC Riviera, Tendering Committee, Evaluation Committee and the NEMA. Some of the people include Treasury CS Henry Rotich, PS Treasury Kamau Thugge, PS EAC Dr Susan Koech, Managing Director KVDA David Kipchumba Kimosop,Treasury Chief Economist Kennedy Nyakundi Nyachiro, Jackson Kinyanjui the Director Resource Mobilization Department, Titus Murithi the Inspector General of State Corporations among others.