PSs implicated in the dam scandal saga

As the investigations towards the 21billion dam funds continues the focus has now shifted to the Principal secretaries involved in the scandal.

According to reports, Sh7.8 billion advanced payment to Italian firm CMC di Ravenna for the construction of Arror and Kimwarer dams was triggered by Kerio Valley Development Authority chiefs and two former PS.

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These are former Devolution and Planning PS Irungu Nyakera and ex- East African Community PS Susan Koech.

The details emerged after DCI boss George Kinoti summoned three more CSs: Mwangi Kiunjuri who was the minister when the two deals were signed, his successor Eugene Wamalwa and Water CS Simon Chelugui.

Letters in our possession indicate that Nyakera and Koech wrote to Treasury PS Kamau Thugge on different dates seeking the release of an advance payment to CMC di Ravenna following requests from KVDA.

Koech wrote a letter to Thugge on October 5, 2018, asking the Treasury PS to release Sh3.5 billion as advance payment to the contractor in respect of Kimwarer dam.

“The purpose of this letter is to forward relevant documents as submitted by Kerio Valley Development Authority to facilitate the advance payment of USD 33, 663,324.59 equivalent to Ksh 3, 485, 500, 628.04,” Koech wrote.

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