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Murkomen blasts Uhuru for cancelling Kimwarer dam project

By Hilary Kimuyu September 19th, 2019 2 min read

Majority Leader in the Senate, Kipchumba Murkomen, has taken issue with the cancellation of the Kimwarer dam project.

In a thread of tweets he posted immediately after President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the immediate cancellation of the Sh22.2 billion dam project, Murkomen said the president was misled by a technical committee.

The president made the decision based on a report he received from a Technical Committee, which he had formed following the discovery of irregularities and improprieties surrounding two mega infrastructure projects -Kimwarer, and Arror dams.

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

The technical committee, which recommended the cancellation, was chaired by Principal Secretary for Infrastructure Prof Paul Maringa.

Other members were Quantity Surveyor Julius Matu, Engineers Benjamin Mwangi and John Muiruri.

But Murkomen now says that the report of the cancellation is a deliberate act of discriminating Elgeyo Marakwet County and denying it its rightful share of national projects.