When the word dam pops up, most Kenyans quickly associate it Kimwarer and Arror, a dam project that is the subject of an investigation by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Big names have been mentioned in what may turn out to be a scandal of monumental proportion. The DCI have questioned cabinet secretaries Henry Rotich (Finance), Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture), Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution) and Peter Munya (Trade, Industry and East Africa) on how CMC di Rivani, an insolvent Italian company, was awarded kes21 billion for the construction of the stalled Kimwarer and Arror dam.
The scandal has sucked in deputy president William Ruto and stirred a furor in his political bastion of Rift Valley. According to the Kenyan media, dams have been labeled as the latest cash cow under Uhuru’s Jubilee administration. According to multiple sources, deals in the tune of kes700 billion have been entered for the construction of dams.
Here is the full list of the 9 out of the 57 dams under construction and their total cost in billions: