Friday August 30, 2019-Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, on Tuesday, paid a visit to one of President Uhuru Kenyatta's failed projects.
According to reports, the project, Galana-Kulalu Irrigation Scheme, was valued at Ksh7 billion and the firm which was at the center of its construction had already pocked Ksh5.9 billion. The project was aimed at improving food production.
Raila arrived at the site in a chopper and was received by a multitude of people who were waiting for him in a fleet of cars.
The AU envoy was accompanied, during the tour, by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi, and Tana River Governor, Dhadho Godana.
The project was among Uhuru's flagship projects when he assumed office and ever since its launch, it has been riddled with scandals including Ksh588 million which was paid out to clear the site's bushes.
The final nail in its coffin came in February 2019, when an Israeli firm that was tasked with its construction packed its bags and left, after reportedly pocketing Ksh7 billion.
According to investigations, the firm, Green Arava, had downed tools on the project several months before finally exiting altogether.
The Kenyan DAILY POST