Treasury CS Henry Rotich and PS Kamau Thuge are set to be arrested to face charges against the Ksh21 billion Kimwarer and Arror Dams scandal.
Rotich and Thuge will be arrested among other tender committee members of the Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA).
The announcement was made the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji, who addressed journalists early today, after months of investigations that caused political upheavals in the country.
According to the DPP, procurement rules were flouted and circumvented in the award of the projects to CMC di Ravenna, leading to loss of billions of taxpayers’ money.
Others set to be arrested include Dr Susan Koech PS East Africa Community, David Kipchumba Kimosop MD Kerio Valley Development Authority, Kennedy Nyakundi (National Treasury) and Jackson Njau Kinyanjui.
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 are also set to be arrested.
From the ad hoc technical and financial committee, the following are to be arrested: Moses Kipchumba, Nelson Korir, Isaac Kiiru, Patrick Kipsang, Frederick Towett, Jotham Rutto, Charity Muui, Geoffrey Wahungu and David Ongare.
“The persons we are prosecuting today were mandated to safeguard public interest but failed,” said Haji.