Monday September 23, 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta was reportedly furious with a report over construction of Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo Marakwet.
Last week, Uhuru received a report from Principal Secretary Infrastructure Prof Paul Maringa that exposed several irregularities over the project that has seen politicians’ trade barbs.
While he has since cancelled it, Uhuru is said to have wondered why state officials opted to use a 28-year-old feasibility study for the construction of the dams.
“Although the Kimwarer dam design was done in detail in 1991, the fact that no other consultant review has since been undertaken does not give the team the confidence that this project can be progressed without going through a detailed re-validation,” the report stated.
The Head of State was also bothered with exaggerated compensation which was estimated at billions, further calling for immediate cancellation of the project.
Uhuru was further angered by his deputy William Ruto and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen for refusing to brief him on the project that was marred with massive irregularities where billions of public money was stolen.
The Kenyan DAILY POST