President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered for the cancellation of Kimwarer Multipurpose Dam project.
According to a statement from Statehouse Spokesperson, the Sh22 billion project was found to have been overpriced and was neither technically nor financially viable.
This follows a report by a technical committee formed by the President to assess the viability of Arror and Kimwarer dam projects.
The technical committee was chaired by Principal Secretary for Infrastructure Prof Paul Maringa and comprised; Quantity Surveyor Julius Matu, Eng Benjamin Mwangi and Eng John Muiruri.
“The Committee established that no current reliable feasibility study had been concluded on the dam project,” read the statement.
According to the technical design of the Kimwarer Dam, the water supply mechanism would involve pumping, an aspect they found to be unsustainable in terms of operations and maintenance costs.
The Committee is said to have also established that the pumping would make the project financially unsustainable in the long run.
President Kenyatta however ordered for the immediate commencement of the implementation of the Arror Multipurpose Dam project.