This is why Henry Rotich was summoned for the 4th time by DCI

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CS Rotich for the fourth time appeared in DCI offices on Thursday for the grilling over dam project scandals.

The DCI is probing he multi-billion shilling Kimwarer and Arror dams scam. Rotich was until late last evening in DCI headquaters on Kiambu road.

Earlier in the day, he was reportedly summoned to State House, amid unconfirmed pressure to quit office, The Star reports.

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Rotich arrived at the DCI at around 4 pm accompanied by lawyer Katwa Kigen. He proceeded to the Serious Crimes Unit, where he was required to clarify some matters arising from his earlier statements.

By the time of going to press, he was still being questioned.

“We called him to clarify some issues, which were not clear to the investigators,” a senior officer familiar with the case said.

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There was speculation that the CS’s meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House signaled his intention to step aside before he is formally taken to court.

“We’ll be recommending his prosecution for failure to safeguard public money,” a senior officer said. He spoke on condition of anonymity.

On Tuesday, the CS was grilled on a wide range of issues, including the possibility that the companies awarded the cash would collapse with public funds.

The two dams, to be built at Sh63 billion are envisioned to end water crises in Elgeyo Marakwet and surrounding counties. They are a subject of investigation.

The two dams have caused political ‘heat’ with DP Ruto put in the picture for his earlier sentiments on sh 7 billion that he alleged was in question and not the sh 21 billion that Rotich confirmed.

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