As the heated debate over embezzlement in the Arror and Kimwarer dams go on,a sleeping giant project has been woken up by the government.
The Umaa and Badassa dams which gobbled up Sh3.342 billion of taxpayer funds before they stalled without storing a cubic metre of water are back from the dead.
Over six years after stalling, the Ministry of Water and Sanitation plans to pump more billions into reviving the projects.
The projects fall under the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority, previously known as the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC), the parastatal that implements water conservation projects on behalf of the Water ministry.
Both the ministry and the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority were cagey on the amounts that will be spent to complete the works.
Reporters established that the government has injected Sh380,844,235 to consultancy services for revival of the two projects