Om­tatah in court to stop Sh6bn project

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

A judge yes­ter­day cer­ti­fied as ur­gent a case that seeks to stop a Sh6 bil­lion wa­ter project in Nairobi and Cen­tral.

Flo­rence Li­choro and Okiya Om­tatah filed the case yes­ter­day at the Mil­i­mani High Court. They said the project over­seen by the Athi Wa­ter Ser­vices Board is marred by il­le­gal­i­ties.

They ac­cused CEO Malaquen Milgo of award­ing the con­tract for build­ing Nairobi Bulk Wa­ter Sup­ply: Raw and Treated Wa­ter Grav­ity Mains from Thika Dam to Kig­oro Treat­ment Works to Gi­giri Tanks to Nancheng For­eign Engineering Cor­po­ra­tion with­out the ap­proval of board mem­bers. Li­choro and Om­tatah told the court the project was done ir­reg­u­larly, il­le­gally and is be­ing mis­man­aged.

They said Milgo mis­led the board of direc­tors about the de­tails of the con­tract.

The duo wanted the court to sus­pend the project, pend­ing hear­ing and de­ter­mi­na­tion, but judge Joseph Onguto cer­ti­fied it as ur­gent.

The hear­ing was set for Oc­to­ber 26.

/PHILIP KAMAKYA

Okiya Om­tatah leaves the Mil­i­mani law courts on March 24

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