Top Treasury officials arrested over dam scandal

By KASS Online Team

Top treasury officials were Monday arrested following an order by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on allegations that they played a role in the Kimwarer and Aror dams scandal.

Those arrested include Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge and National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) head Geoffrey Wahungu.

The three surrendered themselves to police a short while after the DPP announced that he had ordered for their arrest.

“After analyzing the evidence gathered by the Director of Criminal Investigations, I am satisfied that economic crimes were committed and I have therefore approved their arrests and prosecutions,” Haji said while addressing journalists on Monday.

Those also being sought over the same scandal are Principal Secretary at the Ministry of East African Community (EAC) Dr Susan Jemutai Koech, Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) Managing Director David Kimosop, Kennedy Nyakundi Nyachiro, Chief Economist at the Treasury who also heads Europe II Division alongside 23 other officials who include Italians from the CMC di Ravena – the firm that was contracted to put up Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo Marakwet on a government-to-government agreement.