Rotich denies graft charges, says he is innocent

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National Treasury CS Henry Rotich has denied 15 graft charges against him saying he was only a victim of circumstance.
While appearing before the Milimani Law Courts on Tuesday, Rotich who was arrested on Monday over the dams’ scandal pleaded his innocence.
Also arraigned with Rotich are Treasury PS Kamau Thugge, East African Community PS Susan Jemtai Koech and former Managing Director KVDA David Kipchumba Kimosop over misuse of public funds in the construction of Sh46 billion Arror and Kimwarer dams.
According to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji, the Treasury borrowed Sh63 billion instead of the earlier indicated amount.
The project, which was awarded to Italian construction company CMC di Ravenna, has stalled despite billions having been spent on it.
Haji wants the suspects charged with conspiring to defraud the state the said billions between late 2014, and September 27, 2018.

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