Senate committee tasked to probe termination of Kimwarer dam

The senate standing committee on lands and natural resources has been tasked to investigate circumstances that led to the cancellation of Kimwarer dam and the down scaling of Arror dam by the president.

This follows a petition by two residents from Elgeyo Marakwet County who faulted the president directive.

In the petition that was presented in the senate by their senator Kipchumba Murkomen the two petitioners termed the president move as a unilateral decision that was unfair and discriminatory.

They questioned the rationale behind the president directive on the two dams yet they were not the only dams in the country that had issues.

They also poked holes on the composition and establishment of the technical committee that compiled the report whose recommendation the president acted on terming it as unconstitutional.

They claim the committee did not represent the ethnic, gender and regional diversity of the country.

They also warned that the president decision to revoke an international contract is likely to constitute a unilateral breach that will occasion colossal financial loss to the country.

It’s on this premise that they also want the senate to halt the implementation of the technical committee report until such time it will determine that it was legally constituted.


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