Govt denies geothermal deal with Chinese
08 November 2011, 19:46
Nairobi - The govt has disowned the controversial Sh40b deal allegedly signed with a Chinese firm to drill 80 geothermal wells in the country, as Energy Permanent Secretary Patrick Nyoike faced MPs to shed light on how the Chinese contractor clinched the multi-billion geothermal deal, Daily Nation reports.
Speaking on Tuesday when he appeared before the House Committee on Energy, Nyoike said that his ministry was not aware of the deal with Great Wall Drilling Company (China) to sink the wells in Kenya’s bid to boost it power capacity.
Nyoike added that, “It is a fake contract. I have checked with KenGen, they have never seen it. KenGen does not even have a draft contract. I have checked with Great Wall Drilling Company, they have not seen it. That’s a fake. I don’t know where it came from.”
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