Irrigation board creates new Sh19bn dam scandal

This photo taken on February 25, 2019 shows the site in Nakuru where Itare dam is to be constructed by CMC di ravenna. The project has stalled. The construction of another dam in Turkana is also entangled in controversy. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The World Bank, in September 2014, found CWE guilty of fraudulently winning dam construction contracts in South East Asia and Africa.
  • In Africa, Uganda cancelled a $1.6 billion (Sh161.6 trillion) contract the company had won in 2012 for the construction of the 660MW Karuma hydropower project.

Another multibillion-shilling dam scandal has emerged even as investigations into the Kimwarer and Arror dams in the Rift Valley continue.

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