“I Was Never Consulted About The Tendering Process For Kimwarer And Arror Dam Projects,” First Witness Tells Court

The witness testified that the former Managing Director, Kerio Valley Development Authority, David Kimosop, appointed her as Adhoc Technical & Evaluation Tendering Committee secretary tasked with evaluating the projects’ tender documents.

Charity Mui, the first prosecution witness Kimwarer & Arror Dams case cross-examined on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
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The first prosecution witness in the Kimwarer-Arror Dams case told the Anti-corruption court on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 that she was never consulted about the tendering process.

Charity Mui stated that she agreed to plea bargaining without any incentive in order to explain her role in the tendering process.

She testified that the former Managing Director, Kerio Valley Development Authority, David Kimosop, appointed her as Adhoc Technical & Evaluation Tendering Committee secretary tasked with evaluating the projects’ tender documents.

Charity said that, despite being a procurement expert, she was never consulted about the tendering process.

“The prosecution led by Special Prosecutor and Senior Counsel Taib Ali Taib has lined up 32 witnesses to prove the case,” the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions said on Monday.

In the case, Ex-Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Kiplagat Rotich, former KVDA Managing Director David Kimosop and seven others are charged with conspiracy to defraud the Government of Kenya of $501,829,769.43 (Ksh56,360,501,604.99) for the development of Arror and Kimwarer multi-purpose dam projects.

The witness will be re-examined by Special Prosecutor Taib Ali Taib before concluding her testimony.

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