Eugene Wamalwa, Mwangi Kiunjuri among CSs to be grilled over dams saga

Director of Criminal investigations George Kinoti in his office at DCI headquarters during an interview. Photo/Monicah Mwangi

Following the lose of billions in Kimwarer and Arror dams project, Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti wants to interrogate Cabinet Secretaries in various dockets to find out what happened to the money meant for two unbuilt dams in Rift Valley.

The Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa , Water CS Simon Chelgui and Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri are among Cabinet Secretaries set to be grilled regarding the Kimwarer and Arror dams.

The three are expected to be questioned by investigators at Mazingara house from next week to answer questions relating to the two projects in Elgeyo Marakwet.

Kinoti has also set his sights on officials from the Attorney General and Solicitor General’s chambers who handled the contracts with the Italian Company CMC before the money was paid.

Githu Muigai was the AG when the contract was signed, while Njee Muturi was the Solicitor General

“We are being very meticulous and methodical in this complex investigation and we will not leave out anyone who is involved. All those who handled this transaction will be invited to tell what their role was and what they know,” Kinoti said.

This past week, Kinoti’s team grilled National Treasury CS Henry Rotich for three consecutive days in an investigation that has raised political temperatures. Deputy President William Ruto and his allies dismiss the probe as a witch-hunt.

Yesterday Kinoti and his multi-agency team were busy reviewing Rotich’s statements before deciding their next course of action.

Ruto has said the amount under probe is only Sh7 billion, not Sh21 billion as has stated by the DCI.

But yesterday the DCI told politicians not to panic and instead allow his team to complete investigations.

“I’m not interested in politics. All we want are answers to where the money is or how it was spent, by who and whether the law was followed.

They can shout from every corner, in the end, we will present the facts,” Kinoti said.

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