Confusion over Sh7.4b SGR compensation as Omtatah sues state
SEE ALSO :Graft scandals that stained 2018He is challenging NLC’s move to cancel awards for Karimenu Dam II Water Supply Project and for the SGR Phase 2A, on grounds that NLC never held any deliberations leading to the purported cancellation of the awards. Yesterday, NLC Vice Chairperson Abigael Mukolwe said the commission would move to court this morning to seek clarifications about the order and also seek its revocation. “The orders appear to be ambiguous as it only suspends the gazette notice that revoked the awards but does not bar the commission from effecting the compensation. So we will be in court tomorrow morning (today) to seek these clarifications,” she said. The NLC official said the commission revoked the initial awards after errors that could have cost taxpayers an extra Sh5 billion were detected. Already Kenya Railways has paid NLC the Sh7.4 billion. “A new evaluation was conducted by the NLC, Ministry of Lands and Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) that detected the anomalies. We did the revocation to save taxpayers in the two projects,” said Ms Mukolwe.