CS Rotich presents himself to DCI headquarters after arrest order

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Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich on Monday presented himself to the DCI headquarters minutes after an arrest order against him and other top ministry officers other the Arror and Kimwarer dams’ scandals.
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji had earlier ordered the arrest of Rotich and his Principal Secretary Kamau Thuge among other officers over the scandal.
The announcement came after Haji and Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti flew to Italy on June 10 to conclude investigations into the dams’ scandal.
Those to be arrested include EAC PS Susan Koech, Kerio Valley Development Authority managing director Kipchumba Kimosop, Treasury chief economist Kennedy Nyachiro and Treasury director of resource mobilisation Jackson Kinyanjui.
Also to be arrested are Inspector General of State Corporations Titus Muriithi, KVDA head of supply chain William Kipkemboi, Paul Serem (manager, engineering services), Francis Chepkonga, Samuel Kimutai, David Juma, Patrick Kiptoo, Elizabeth Kebenei and Esther Kiror of the tendering committee.
From technical and financial committee, Kipchumba, Nelson Korir, Isaac Kiiru, Patrick Kipsang, Frederick Towett, Jotham Rutto, Charity Muui, Geoffrey Wahungu, and David Ongare face arrest.
When asked about when the arrests will begin, Haji said the arrests will begin immediately and urged those mentioned to step aside to pave way for investigations.
The DPP said the names were arrived at depending on the evidence collected and that there is no bias at all.
“We are aware there may be elements who may seek to exploit these charges to create social unrest, but mechanisms have been put in place to monitor any such attempts and counter them,” Haji said.
The suspects will be charged with conspiracy to defraud, willful failure to comply with applicable procedures, abuse of office, committing an offence of financial misconduct, fraudulent acquisition of public property among other charges.

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