In Summary
  • Among those arrested is acting Managing Director Francis Kipkech.
  • Several others have gone underground and this has affected smooth operations at KVDA.
  • EACC spokesperson Yassin Amaro said that a manhunt is on for suspects who are still at large.

Uncertainty has gripped the management of the Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) following the arrest of senior officials implicated in the multi-billion shillings Arror and Kimwarer dams projects.

Administrative and financial management has been paralysed in key departments after detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) arrested the managers.

Among those arrested is acting Managing Director Francis Kipkech.

Several others have gone underground and this has affected smooth operations at KVDA.

AFFECTED

Among key departments that have been affected include finance, supply chain management, technical and administration.

KVDA board chairman Jackson Kiptanui Tuesday said that they are waiting for directions from the Ministry of East African Community on how the authority will handle the current challenge.

“The organisation cannot run without a chief executive officer and we are waiting for communication from the ministry as soon as possible,” Mr Kiptanui told the Nation.

He said that activities in other departments are running effectively despite 16 senior officials being implicated in the dam scandal.

“We’ve not experienced major hiccups in the entire departments and operations will resume as normal once the ministry gives direction,” added the former Keiyo South MP.

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