MP Lan­gat’s firm ac­cused of ‘build­ing fic­ti­tious dam’ in Bomet

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

A com­pany as­so­ci­ated with Ai­namoi MP Benjamin Lan­gat is on the spot for ‘con­struct­ing’ a ghost dam in Bomet. In 2010, Green Bay Ven­tures was awarded a Sh3.5 mil­lion ten­der by the Na­tional Wa­ter Con­ser­va­tion and Pipe­line Cor­po­ra­tion to con­struct the Si­wot Earth Dam. How­ever, de­spite get­ting full pay­ment, there is no dam as pur­ported by the com­pany. A search at the reg­is­trar of com­pa­nies re­veals Benjamin Kip­ku­rui Lan­gat and Richard Lan­gat are its di­rec­tors, with 990 and 10 shares. The con­tract was signed on Jan­uary 7, 2010. Doc­u­ments ob­tained by the Star list Joseph Kar­iuki as the pro­ject en­gi­neer and RA Ngima as the pro­ject su­per­vi­sor. A cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion is­sued on Novem­ber 31, 2012, but dated Novem­ber 11, 2012, in­di­cates the pro­ject was com­pleted on Oc­to­ber 19, 2012. The com­pany went ahead to hand over the ghost dam on Novem­ber 13, 2012. Doc­u­ments show one PM Githanya rep­re­sented the NWCPC and wit­nessed the han­dover. In what could demon­strate the in­volve­ment of se­nior NWCPC of­fi­cials, a field form at­tached and signed on Oc­to­ber 5, 2010 as­sessed the ‘on­go­ing work’ as good. Former MD En­gi­neer M. Itiko ap­proved pay­ments of Sh3.362 mil­lion on May 29, 2012. Ac­tivist Okiya Om­tatah wants the DPP to launch im­me­di­ate in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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