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Kenya paid 15 times above the fair rate in Arror, Kimwarer dams-investigators - 2 months ago, 25 Mar 00:13

Cyrus Ombati

Detectives are sifting through documents obtained from Italy in the ongoing probe into how payments for the Arror and Kimwarer dams were made.

The information was obtained from an Italian Government-owned insurer, Service Assicurativi Del Comercio Estero (SACE), which was paid Sh11.1 billion as insurance premium for a loan to build the Sh65 billion dams.

An official in the know said investigations would have progressed quicker if not for a delay he blamed on language barrier.

Apparently, a team of detectives who flew to Italy to meet with SACE officials were handed a copy of the insurance agreement written in Italian thus forcing them to seek the services of interpreters.

The sleuths arrived back in the country on Tuesday.

“Expect action soon. We have interpreted all that we had and we are ready,” said another official aware of the progress of the case.

Detectives have questioned National Treasury Cabinet ...
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