Wednesday March 27, 2019 - A section of Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have attacked Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya, for revealing the faces behind the Sh 21 billion dams scandal.
Munya, who was grilled at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) offices along Kiambu Road on Tuesday, recounted how he resisted pressure from some top Jubilee leaders to sign documents that would have released an additional Sh4 billion of taxpayers' cash.
Munya said he reportedly wrote to Treasury boss, Henry Rotich, informing him that the dam tenders did not follow laid-down procedures.
A section of MPs from Rift Valley have bitterly blamed Munya for allegedly blackmailing Rotich before going ahead to be the whistle-blower after his moves were rejected
Kericho Senator, Aaron Cheruiyot, publicly claimed that Munya requested Rotich to approve a Sh500 million project in his home County but the Treasury boss reportedly turned him down.
“The truth of the matter is, at one particular time, CS Munya, who was in charge of regional development, went to Cabinet Secretary Rotich who is in charge of Treasury and told him, I need Sh500 million for a project in my home county',” Cheruiyot said on Tuesday.
“When the CS [Rotich] told him [Munya] that that is not how government works, he told him, ‘Why are you denying me only a paltry Sh500 million while you have allocated Sh63 billion to projects in your home county? If you do not give me that money, I will spoil for this project.' True to his word, he is the whistle-blower.”Cheruiyot added.
Cheruiyot concluded by saying that Munya is being used by opposition to wreck Deputy President William Ruto’s ambitions of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022.
The Kenyan DAILY POST