Treasury CS Rotich faces arrest over dam scandal – Nairobi News

Director of Public Prosecution Nordin Hajj has ordered for the arrest of Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich over multi-billion dam scandal.

Mr Hajj has also ordered the arrest of Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge and 25 other officials of the Kerio Valley Development Authority.

CS Rotich has previously admitted to paying more than Sh20 billion to Italian firm CMC di Ravenna for the construction of Arror and Kimwawer dams, although the projects are yet to start.

In an appearance at Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Mr Rotich defended his decision to pay the Italian company a down payment of more than Sh7 billion before it even began work on the two dam projects.

He maintained that the two projects in Elgeyo Marakwet County are above board.

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