The Arror and Kimwarer dam project has now stalled following a series of scandals showing that money meant for the construction of the dam was misused. The residents that were living in that land before it was cleared for the construction of the mega dams have now cried foul claiming that they have not received any compensation.[Photo Courtesy]
Hundreds of families from Elgeiyo Marakwet have been badly affected by the construction of the 66 billion Kenyan shillings which has now stalled. They are currently suffering after it was revealed that they have not been compensated by the relevant authorities. The residents vacated their land to give room for the construction of the dam.[Photo Courtesy]
More than 900 families from Elgeiyo Marakwet were promised over KSH.6 billion compensation after they were forced to come out of their land for the construction of the dam that was supposed to serve more than 50,000 people living in the Kerio Valley Region.
Arror dam in Marakwet West was supposed to cost KSH.38 billion while the Kimwarer dam in Keiyo South was supposed to cost KSH.28 billion. The scandal of the stalled dam attracted the attention of Kenyans after it was revealed that senior government officials were suspects of stealing money meant for the project. The former Cabinet Secretary for Treasury Henry Rotich and former Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) David Kimosop are currently facing the corruption charges related to those two dams.
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