- Investigative agencies are probing alleged loss of KSh 65 billion meant for construction of dams in Elgeyo Marakwet
- The multi-billion tender was alleged to had been fraudulently awarded to a broke Italian company
- Preliminary investigations revealed the National Treasury borrowed the KSh 65 billion against expert's advice
Ainabkhoi Member of Parliament (MP) William Chepkut has challenged agencies investigating corruption to widen their scope and net more individuals from Mt Kenya region.
Reacting to remarks by Suba South MP John Mbadi on Tuesday, March 5, the first time lawmaker wondered why Opposition leader Raila Odinga was so much concerned about graft cases in which only leaders from Rift Valley region are implicated.
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"Can Mbadi tell us why Baba (Raila) is only interested in corruption in rift valley. Why not NHIF, Why not CEO of KRA companies. Why not Kiunjuri. Why not Cecil Kariuki. Why always Rift Valley," he tweeted on Tuesday, March 5.
Mbadi had dismissed claims Raila is using his March 2019 handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta to target certain politicians in the guise of fighting graft.
The Suba South MP argued those opposing the ongoing war against corruption had Deputy President William Ruto as their patron.
"The issue of corruption has nothing to do with the handshake. Our problem is that we have thieves in Kenya and they have a patron," he said.
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The war of words comes in the wake of fresh revelations that KSh 65 billion meant for construction of Kamwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo-Marakwet county may have been stolen through fraudulent award of tenders to Italian firm CMC di Ravenna.
The foreign company was set to embark on construction of the two mega dams, among others in early 2017.
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich was summoned by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday, March 5, to shed light on why payment was made fro the dam projects yet no work had been done more than a year later.
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