In Summary
  • Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui was grilled by the DCI over the failed multi-billion-shilling dam projects in the Rift Valley

  • Itare Dam, a flagship Jubilee administration project, was supposed to yield 100,000 cubic metres of water per day

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has summoned 11 people, among them former board members of Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency ( RVWWDA), over alleged graft in the Sh38bn Itare Dam project.

Among those summoned to appear at the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road on Monday to record statements over the multi-billion-shilling dam scam is Ms Lydia Ntimama, daughter of former Cabinet minister William ole Ntimama, and several senior government officials.

PUBLIC FUNDS

In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, the DCI said: “The DCI is currently investigating allegations about misappropriation of public funds in the construction of the Itare Dam. We have summoned the individuals to record statements on December 16.”  

“The following listed suspects who are connected with the ongoing investigations are hereby compelled to report to the DCI Headquarters Serious Crimes Block B on Monday, December 16, 2019 without fail,” the statement added.

Among those summoned include Christine Ndoigo, David Kinuthia, Chesaina Bartonjo, Julius Lamaoni, Nemuel Machuki, Ewoi Lochom and Samuel Kaaleng, all former board members of the Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency. Most of those summoned served between 2012 and 2015.

Others under probe are Engineer FK Kyengo, Barrack Amolo and David Yatich, all government officials in the Ministry of Water and Sanitation.

This comes a week after Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui was grilled by the DCI over the failed multi-billion-shilling dam projects in the Rift Valley.

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