Deputy President William Ruto has reiterated that no money has been lost in the Kimwarer and Arror dam construction projects with the earlier figures posted being Kshs 21 billion. Addressing residents during the homecoming ceremony of Dr. John Chikati who works in his office at Bunambo and Mbakalo MCA Bethwel Mwambu in Tongaren constituency, Ruto said so far the government has paid out Kshs 7 million only and in their procurement, they ensured a bank guarantee was in place hence if anything goes astray they can still regain the money. He had emphasized the same during the presentation of the State of the Judiciary and Administration of Justice Report in a function that brought together several leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chief Justice David Maraga.
He said those spreading information that money has been swindled are misinformed as the projects are on course and as a government, they are closely monitoring them. DP Ruto also took the opportunity to urge Members of Parliament to be considerate with the executive over the Kenya Airways’ takeover deal of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, terming it a good deal. He said they are considering it as an option so as to secure the country’s tourism sector which highly depends on the Kenya Airways courier.
He, therefore, urged the MPs not to be dismissive, saying as a government they have carefully scrutinized what is good for development. Legislators who attended the event including Justus Murunga of Matungu, Didmus Barasa of Kimilili, Mwambu Mabonga of Bumula and majority Whip Benjamin Washiali quashed the call for a referendum in the country saying if it is meant to create posts for individuals they will not support it.