The Itare dam was under construction by an Italian firm that has since entered into pre-bankruptcy procedures © Concrete Finance
The Itare dam was under construction by an Italian firm that has since entered into pre-bankruptcy procedures © Concrete Finance

Dam contracts suspended over corruption concerns

7 March 2019

The Ministry of Water and Sanitation in Kenya has been prevented from signing contracts on 22 dam projects after concerns over corruption.

During an evidence session, the Committee of Environment and Natural Resources chair Kareke Mbiuki ordered the ministry’s cabinet secretary, Simon Chelugui to suspend the process of issuing contracts for works on the dams until the government secures land and compensates those displaced by the construction works.

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