Even before the dust on the whereabouts of 21 billion shillings allocated for the construction of Kimwarer and Aror Dams, the Treasury has allocated 25 billion shillings more for the construction of other dams.
According to the ongoing investigations, a total of 21 billion shillings that had been allocated for the construction of Kimwarer and Aror dams cannot be accounted for.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is still following up the case with already senior officials within the government including cabinet secretaries having recorded their statements.
The Deputy President is on record having disputed the disappearance of the 21 billion shillings and said that “only 7 billion shillings is the one that cannot be accounted for.”
But even as the inquiry into the 21 billion dam scandal goes, the Treasury seems to have felt mercy for the looters, or let us just say the Treasury is philanthropic for it has allocated 25 billion shillings more for the construction of the “imaginary dams.”
In the expenditure plan for the 2019/2020 fiscal year that has already been tabled before the National Assembly, dams will account for more than a third of the 72.3 billion shillings earmarked for projects in the agricultural sector.
The Looters Paradise
The looters in Kenya seems to have realized that Kenyans react too quickly and forget too soon. They know their timing, when to allocate and when to loot.
The long rains failed. Kenya is likely to face the worst food crisis in decades. The government had promised to construct a total of 24 dams. Ever since the promise was made, money has been disappearing with no dams appearing.
Kenya loses at least 1 trillion shillings or a third of the national budget to corruption each year with the perpetrators still walking free and enjoying the loot. No major corrupt official has ever been convicted and jailed.
Corruption scandals have amounted to a total of 6,652,459,800,000 shillings since 2013 under President Uhuru’s governance, according to Corruption Tracker.
When you think of Uhuru’s administration, what comes to your mind? That’s right; Corruption, Debts, and Scandals.
When the Jubilee administration came into power in 2014, Kenyans had so much hope and expectations from the administration as they depicted a breath of fresh air in the political scene.
However, corruption scandals and misuse of public funds started in the first term of Uhuru’s presidency and have continued to occur up to date