Raila claims Jubilee government hiding KES 6.8 billion water scandal
10 October 2016, 16:58
Nairobi - CORD leader Raila Odinga has alleged that the government is
building a KES 6.8 billion water tunnel in Murang’a County that would have
a devastating impact on the environment.
Mr Odinga on
Monday claimed the Northern Collector Tunnel will gather water at the
source in the Aberdare forest and divert it to Thika's Ndakaini Dam for
use in Nairobi County.
" Seven rivers are targeted. All
of them feed the River Tana, which is the source of livelihood for
communities in Ukambani, Murang'a, Garissa, Tana River and north
Mathioya,” he said.
He alleged that the project would turn the four regions “into a desert in five years” after implementation.
" The project is against the Constitution because it ignored the right to public participation," he stated.
He alleged the Jubilee government is keeping the project a secret because it is aware of the devastating effects.
Water ministry officials could not be reached for comment at the time of publishing the story.
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