DCI Summons Ntimama's Daughter Over Ksh38 Billion Scandal

  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Sunday, December 15, shared a list of top government officials who had been summoned in relation to the multi-billion Itare dam scandal.

    Lydia Ntimama, daughter of former Cabinet minister William ole Ntimama, is among the individuals who were ordered to present themselves at DCI boss George Kinoti's office, where their formal statements are to be taken.

    According to the statement, the individuals mentioned in the latest press release had been singled out as persons of interest in the Ksh38 billion scandal and were expected to appear at the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Monday, December 16.

    "The DCI is currently investigating allegations into the misappropriation of public funds in the construction of the Itare Dam. We have summoned the individuals to record statements on December 16, DCI stated. 

    Former nominated Narok County Council Councillor Lydia Ntimama (centre) at a Narok hotel on Thursday, September 2, 2019.

    “The following listed suspects who are connected with the ongoing investigations are hereby compelled to report to the DCI Headquarters Serious Crime Block B on Monday, December 16, 2019, without fail,” an excerpt of the press statement shared by the DCI added.

    Other individuals named included Christine Ndoigo, Chesaina Bartonjo, David Kinuthia, Julius Lamaoni, Nemuel Machuki, Ewoi Lochom, Samuel Kaaleng.

    Notably, the former directors who served at the Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency made up the bulk of the list.

    Three officials from the  Ministry of Water & Sanitation - Engineer FK Kyengo, Barrack Amolo, and David Yatich, were also included in the list.

    The latest move by Kinoti's office comes barely a week after Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui was taken through the wringer over failed multi-billion water projects in the Rift Valley.

    A deserted construction site at Itare Dam in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County on October 9, 2018.