Omtatah in court to stop Sh6bn project
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.
Okiya Omtatah leaves the Milimani law courts on March 24