Who is the Government official at the Center of this whole Dam Scandal? Well, in as much as the racket around the entire scandal couldn’t have been orchestrated by one person, Kenyans want answers and they want them now.
It is for this reason that Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Tuesday started to examine how the billions paid to an Italian firm by Treasury for construction of the dams was shared.
It is understood that police have obtained CCTV footage of senior government official who met and received money from representatives of the company.
The footage was retrieved from the hotel where the official stayed while abroad. It clearly shows the Italians and the Kenyan entourage that received the cash in hard currency.
The official and his team then travelled to Nairobi on their diplomatic passports with the loot, which has been kept in a bunker in a palatial home in Nairobi.
Yesterday KVDA boss David Kimosop recorded a statement with the police and denied claims that Sh63 billion had been stolen and no work had been done.
He was questioned by investigators from the Economic Crimes Unit at the DCI headquarters, Kiambu road. Lawyer Katwa Kigen accompanied him.
Economic Crime Unit chief Michael Sang also declined to comment. “The matter is still under investigation and I have no comment,” he said.
Kimosop is among top-ranking government and parastatal chiefs who have so far been questioned over the controversial dams construction.
Kinoti has summoned representatives of companies that were linked to the controversial deals. Representatives from 17 companies have so far appeared before DCI investigators.
Each company was required to explain its role in the construction.
“No offence has been committed here and we can account for all the money that has been given to us,” Kimosop said last evening.
But even as police went on with their investigations, pressure mounted on Uhuru to fire ministers linked to corruption with COTU Boss Francis Atwoli and Former Prime Minister calling on the President to finally crack the whip on Rogue Government officials.
It remains to be seen how the head of state will handle the Dams scandal now that two of his Cabinet Secretaries have been mentioned in the Scam. They are Finance and Treasury CS Henry Rotich alongside his water Counterpart Simon Chelugui.