Uhuru cancels Sh22.2bn Kimwarer Dam project

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 18 Sep, 2019 16:53 | < 1 min read
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President Uhuru Kenyatta (second left) receives the report by the technical committee formed to audit Kimwarer and Arror Dam projects. PHOTO | PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta (second left) receives the report by the technical committee formed to audit Kimwarer and Arror Dam projects. PHOTO | PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the immediate cancellation of Sh22.2 billion Kimwarer Dam project.

In a statement released on Wednesday by the State House Spokesperson, Kanze Dena, the project was cancelled following recommendations from a technical committee report on the Kimwarer and Arror Dam projects.

The technical committee was chaired by Principal Secretary for Infrastructure Prof Paul Maringa. Other members were quantity surveyor Julius Matu, engineers Benjamin Mwangi and John Muiruri.

The committee found that the Kimwarer Dam project was overpriced, and that it was not viable technically and financially.

"The committee established that no current reliable feasibility study had been conducted on the dam project," the State House statement said.

But President Kenyatta authorised the immediate commencement of the implementation of the Arror Multipurpose Dam project with new design components and cost rationalization plan as developed by the technical committee.