Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has been bood online for demanding of the completion of Arror and Kimwarer dams.
The Senate Majority Leader has been told off that the country does not have money,echoing what President Uhuru Kenyatta told the Governors “Sisi Hatuna Pesa.”
— The Mnur Feruz (@Mnurferuz) July 25, 2019
The Arror and Kimwarer dams projects’ tenders were awarded to the bankrupt Italian firm CMC Di Ravenna. Which resulted into a massive money loss with the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji stating that over Ksh.19 Billion is missing.
But Senator Murkomen is now trying to bargain with the government to release more funds for the multi-purpose dam project to be completed.
However the people are not ready to support his idea. Murkomen has been told to tell the people who siphoned the money to return so that the project can be completed.
Warudishe pesa wajengewe dam, The president said hakuna pesa.
— Young Darlingtone (@Young_Keuya) July 26, 2019
With what money?
— kichuna (@mariakemmy) July 26, 2019
Moreover, the entire Tangatanga bridage has been dragged into this mud. ‘netizens’ have asked Murkomen to say where Uhuru will get the funds yet the alleged thieves are donating the cash in churches.
how now ? and the money which was allocated for the project is being donated in churches every weekend in the name of investing in heaven !
— Senior Chief (@e_nyamai2) July 26, 2019
The same sentiments were shared by Tiaty MP William Kamket who has also asked Uhuru to oversee the completion of the projects after dealing with the thieves.
Once you are done with Kimwarer and Arror dam thieves kindly revisit the project and ensure it is completed – Tiaty MP William Kamket tells Uhuru pic.twitter.com/4T8Gz317cV
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) July 26, 2019
Mr Haji said probe into the projects revealed that “the conception, procurement and payment process for the Arror and Kimwarer dam projects in Elgeyo Marakwet County were riddled with massive illegalities.”
Uhuru was then compelled to act and replace The Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and Permanent Secretary Kamau Thugge who are among the 28 people implicated in the multi-billion dam scandal.
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