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High Expectations as DCI Boss, the DPP Jet Back from Italy and Dubai Trips to follow the Dam Money Trail

Simba Watkins

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KINOTI AND HAJI

The DCI boss George Kinoti and his DPP counterpart Noordin Haji are back in the country after a two week extensive trip in Europe and the Gulf to follow up on the Arror and Kimwarer Dam monies. The two, accompanied by a group of top detectives have been on the road trying to establish how money meant for the Aror and Kimwarer dam projects ended up in private pockets. Both Kinoti and Haji touched down in the country over the weekend.

” We have obtained very crucial leads from the two visits and we are confident the DPP is now able to build a solid case on the Aror and Kimwarer scandal suspects. We expect recovery of the lost money and possible prosecution in the coming days. They had fruitful meetings,” said an official who was part of the trip.

The DCI and DPP teams  left Kenya on July 9 for Italy where they were to meet an Italian Government-owned insurer, Service Assicurativi Del Comercio Estero (SACE), which was paid Sh11.1 billion as insurance premium for a loan to build the two dams.

However, in a dramatic turn of events, SACE put out a communique saying they did not meet Kenyan detectives due to their strong compliance and strict regulations.

“For the sake of clarity and transparency, please note that no SACE representative has met with Kenyan detectives, and no meeting has been requested or planned in Italy. SACE operates in rigorous compliance with the relevant regulatory framework – including the OECD standards – and looks forward to the outcome of current investigations,” read the statement from the company.

With the return of the two bosses, Kenyans now wait to see if heads will and arrests as well as subsequent prosecutions will take place. The country lost close to 21B shillings in the Aror and Kiwarer Multipurpose dam project, whose construction is yet to begin.

 

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