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Nyachae, Njonjo among big names to appear before DCI over Sh63B dams scandal

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Well-connected individuals among them former powerful Cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae and former Head of Public Service Jeremiah Kiereini are set to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) today over the Ksh63 billion dams scam that is reportedly set to sink four cabinet secretaries.

Former Attorney General Charles Njonjo, former Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni and current Telkom Kenya CEO (Telkom-Airtel Chairman) Mugo Kibati were also set to appear before the crime busters who are probing loss of public funds in the awarding of tenders to a broke Italian firm   beginning 9am on Tuesday .

Nyachae, a director at Kentainers Kenya Limited and Saswa Investments is also set appear before the DCI to clarify on his companies’ possible involvement in the scam.

Njonjo, Kiereini and Naikuni are directors at CFC Bank/Heritage Insurance Limited which is also being investigated over possible involvement in the looting of public coffers.

Former South Mugirango MP Manson Onyongo Nyamweya, a director at Kema E.A Limited was also slated to present himself at Mazingira Complex for grilling together with some of his family members who are also directors at the company.

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On Monday, DCI director George Kinoti summoned 107 companies and their directors as it probes questions surrounding implementation of the Ksh63 billion Arror and Kimwarer multi-purpose dams project.

The companies were paid for various services in the projects, which were to commence in December 2017 within Elgeyo Marakwet County.

The dams were to mitigate perennial challenges of drought, boost food production and increase electricity megawatts to the national grid, DCI director George Kinoti noted while summoning the firms and individuals on Monday.

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Interestingly, some of the companies bear similar or near-similar names but with different directors.

In 2016, Deputy President William Ruto had said the two dams and another at Embobut River would generate 125 additional megawatts of energy, boost irrigation and provide water for domestic use.

 

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