The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has arrested a wanted fraud suspect linked to the ongoing case on the 63 billion shilling Arror and Kimwarer Dams scandal.
According to DCI, Jackson Njau Kinyanjui, the former director resource mobilization at the National Treasury was arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport upon arrival from the United States of America following orders issued by DCI Headquarters on 22nd July, 2019.
The suspect was stopped by immigration officers before being handed over to the detectives.
The DCI said upon interrogation he alleged that he had been cleared to travel on securing his passport from the Milimani Law Courts after the previous arrest.
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Kinyanjui was charged with deliberately circumventing procurement laws to ensure that the tenders were awarded to the broke Italian firm CMC Di Ravenna.
He remains in police custody as further investigations ensue.The Director of Public Prosecutions is prosecuting 28 suspects who include Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge.
Others being prosecuted include Italian firm CMC di Ravenna that was contracted to construct the dams, and which was paid billions but has not commenced work four years later.
According to a multi-agency probe led by Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, the firm has already received an advance payment of 19 billion shillings.
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