CMC di Ravenna awarded Arror, Kimwarer tender but didn't bid - Witness tells court

for Tv47 Digital September 19, 2022, 08:25 PM
Henry Rotich in court
Former Treasury CS Henry Rotich is among the nine accused persons in the Arror and Kimwarer Dams Project case. They are charged with conspiring to defraud the Kenyan government of KSh56.3 billion. PHOTO/COURTESY

The hearing of the Arror and Kimwarer dams graft case commenced on Monday, September 19 at the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court.

In the case, there are nine accused persons, including former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich.

The prosecution - led by Special Prosecutor, Senior Counsel Taib Ali Taib - has lined up 32 witnesses to prove their case.

The first witness to take to the stands was Charity Mui who served as secretary in the  KVDA Adhoc Technical & Evaluation Tendering Committee. The committee was responsible for the evaluation of tender documents with respect to the two projects.

Mui told Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi that the accused persons awarded CMC di Ravenna- Itinera Joint Ventures the tender yet the company did not bid for the projects.

Charity Mui (pictured) was the first witness to take to the stand in the Arror and Kimwarer Dams Projects graft case. She told Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi how the accused persons conspired to float tenders for the 2 projects and awarded CMC di Ravenna- Itinera Joint Ventures even though the company did not bid for the projects. PHOTO | ODPP

Among those accused are Rotich, former KVDA MD David Kimosop and 7 others. They are charged with conspiracy to defraud the Government of Kenya of USD 501,829,769.43 (KSh56.3 billion) for the development of the Arror and Kimwarer multi-purpose dam projects.

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