Sh63 billion Kimwarer, Aror dams will be revived soon, says Gachagua

Former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich at a Milimani court on December 05, 2022, when he appeared over Kimwarer and Arror dam scandal case. [Collins Kweyu, Standard]

"The contractor had taken the government to a court in the UK for breach of contract and that would be costly to the country. But we pleaded with the contractor to withdraw the case so we avoid the huge penalties. He will be on site soon," Gachagua said.

The DP also said construction of the stalled Kamariny Stadium, abandoned in 2020, will also resume in the new financial year.

"Kamariny stadium was stopped after leaders from the Rift Valley rejected BBI. You can't punish young athletics talents because of a stand taken by a leader who lives in Nairobi," said Gachagua.

Leaders who accompanied Gachagua to the event held at Iten grounds hailed the state for taming banditry along the Kerio Valley belt cutting across Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot and Turkana.

Mr Gachagua said the security apparatus will not allow armed bandits to kill people and steal livestock in the region.

He said the joint operation, launched by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki, is yielding fruit. "The banditry nonsense has now stopped and the guns have gone silent. We will not allow bandits to kill innocent people when we have a government in place."

Gachagua was flanked by CSs Moses Kuria (Trade), Kipchumba Murkomen (Roads) and Simon Chelugui (Cooperatives).

Governor Wisley Rotich and several MPs graced the occasion organized by Keiyo North MP Adams Kipsanai.