DP Ruto remarks on Arror and Kimwarer Dam project elicits angry reactions

Tweeter is on fire after the Deputy President William RUTO denied reports that Ksh 21bn lost in Arror and Kimwarer dam projects in Elgeyo-Marakwet.

According to DP Ruto, only Sh7bn is in question and none will be lost.

However netizens think the Deputy President is trying to cover up after his aide was linked to the dam scandal.


It was earlier reported that an aide to Deputy President William Ruto has been roped in the Sh21 billion dam scandal which is under active investigations by Kenyan authorities.

KVDA chairman Jackson Kiptanui with other officials looking at maps for the Kimwarer Dam project in Elgeyo Marakwet on February 3, 2019. /MATHEWS NDANYI

Ken Osinde is on the DCI radar after a company he is associated with is suspected to have played a role in the multi-billion tenders for construction of Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo Marakwet.

He is listed as a director of Sanlam Company, which is part of the 107 whose directors have been summoned to record statements with the police.

Detectives are probing why the firm was paid Sh47 million by Italian firm CMC di Ravenna – which is said to have pocketed billions of taxpayers’ cash for work not done.

DCI George Kinoti says the investigation is centred on whether the firm insured the non-existent project at the expense of taxpayers.

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