DCI: Money for Itare dam diverted to schools, NHIF, supermarkets

Bank documents with DCI now reveals that part of the money meant for the construction of Itare Dam were diverted to other uses with Bamburi Portland Cement receiving the lion’s share totalling to sh107.5 million

Banking details of expenditure amounting to Sh1 billion has been obtained by the DCI Serious Crime Unit officers.

According to DCI, the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) received Sh8,397,136 from the accounts of the Italian firm.

A total of sh664,615 wired to St Andrews School Turi, Molo accounts on August 2, 2018 with documents showibg that the money was wired to the school through bank transfers from the contractors account number 2032037804 held at the Barclays Bank, Westlands branch.

Naivas CEO David Mukuha was paid Sh700,000 from the accounts of CMC DI Ravenna.

Those on the DCI radar include CSs – who served in the Water Ministry between 2013 to date, and the entire Rift Valley Water Services Board members.

Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui told the detectives that when he took over the ministry, the Itare dam contracts had already been signed.

The itare dam tender was won by Italian firm, CMC Di Ravenna. The firm’s account holders are Paolo Porcelli and Adriano Donadoni.

Construction of the Itare dam stalled after CMC Di Ravenna, the company contracted to build it, was declared bankrupt.

Director Directorate of Criminal Investigations, George M. Kinoti, is investigating how Sh19 billion meant for the Itare dam project had been misappropriated by individuals in and out of government.

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