Arror And Kimwarer Dam Scandal

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Milimani Anti-Corruption Division court, on Thursday, dismissed a petition by former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, challenging the charges against him on the Kimwarer and Arror dam scandal.

“The ruling affirms DPP’s position that the charges were properly instituted by the Office which has powers to institute criminal charges under Article 157 of the Constitution.” said a statement from the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (ODPP).

“The Arror and Kimwarer Dams Case is set for hearing on March 28, 2022.” read a tweet.

In the application, the Ex-CS had denied accusations of involvement in the multi-billion Arror and Kimwarer Dam scandal that saw a loss of billions of shillings in unexplainable circumstances.

In November last year, Rotich and his co-accused were charged afresh in the scandal.

They faced the charges afresh after the prosecution sought permission from trial magistrate Lawrence Mugambi to amend the charge sheet to reflect the new charges.

During a hearing on 3rd March 2022, the case had been postponed to June 13 and 14 this year, after Rotich’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi reportedly fell ill. 

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji had directed the withdrawal of a case against former Principal Secretary Kamau Thuge so as to become a prosecution witness.

Rotich and his accomplices were charged over abuse of office and misuse of funds meant for the construction of the dams.

They all denied the charges in the lucrative tenders that were issued to an Italian whose directors are yet to be charged.

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