Haji, Kinoti team to seek help of engineers in dams probe

Twalib Mbarak
EACC chief executive officer Twalib Mbarak (left) before the Senate legal affairs committee on March 13, 2019. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA  

Investigations into suspicious contract payments for yet-to-be constructed dams has been extended to cover other water projects across the country.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, told Parliament that the investigations into the multi-billion shilling mega projects had also been escalated to foreign countries.

Mr Haji said the multi-agency probe had been extended beyond the Kimwarer and Arror dams in Elgeyo Marakwet following revelations that the contract agreements had been signed and executed in a skewed manner.

“The cases are becoming complex. In the case of dams and the Sh3.2 billion Ruaraka land scandal, we have foreign jurisdiction to deal with,” Mr Haji told the Senate Justice and Legal Affairs committee.

“We will need to get civil engineers, forensic auditors, the Central Bank of Kenya, the Financial Reporting Centre, the Asset Recovery Authority (ARA), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Kenya Revenue Authority to ensure that we have a watertight case to put before the courts.”