Work on Kirinyaga mega dam yet to start weeks after launch

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto unveil a commemorative plaque as they launch the building of Thiba Dam in Kirinyaga County on November 23, 2017. Residents have raised concern over the delay in starting work on the Sh20 billion project. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The residents fear that there was a plot to sabotage the project.

  • They called on the President to intervene so that the money allocated is put into use immediately.

  • Once completed, the dam will double production of rice in the giant Mwea Irrigation Scheme.

Kirinyaga residents have raised concern over the delay in starting work on the Sh20 billion Mwea Thiba Dam four weeks after it was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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