reasury Cabinet Secretay Henry Rotich, his PS Kamau Thugge and 14 others have on Tuesday been arraigned in a Nairobi court over the multibillion-shilling Kimwarer and Arror dams scandal.
The Treasury mandarins spent Monday night in police cells after the Director of Public Prosecutions ordered their prosecution, alongside 26 other individuals, for orchestrating theft of public funds.
The other officials seized over the public funds heist are from the National Treasury, Ministry of East Africa Community, National Environment Management Authority, Kerio Valley Development Authority and Inspectorate of State Corporations.
The 16 were ordered arrested on Monday by the DPP Noordin Haji after they were found to have a case to answer over the dams scandal.
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In a case of strange irony, CS Rotich was watching a press conference by Mr Haji announcing his arrest when detectives stormed his office and detained him over the dams scandal.
Like many Kenyans, Mr Rotich was curious to know the latest information on investigations involving the controversial multi-billion projects in Elgeyo Marakwet County when detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) stormed into his office.
The officers found him glued to the TV, with a remote control in hand, probably to adjust the volume.
Officers from the Special Crime Prevention Unit moved in as the DPP started reading names of the people to be arrested over the scandal.
All the minister asked the detectives was, “Ni kesi gani mnasema? hakuna shida, twendeni” (Which case are you talking about? All the same, there is no problem, let’s go), he said, as he reached for his coat.