Firm linked to MP accused of corruption in Sh3.5m dam saga

A company associated with an MP is on the spot for alleged involvement in corruption.

Cagla Enterprises Ltd, associated with Ainamoi MP Benjamin Langat, is said to have been paid for the construction of Siwot dam, in Kericho County, a project that was never implemented.

A petitioner, Mr Emmanuel Kiplangat Kirior, has filed an application in court seeking orders to have the firm investigated for the alleged misuse of public funds in Ainamoi constituency.

He claims five years ago, the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation awarded a contract of Sh3.5 million to Green Bay Ventures Ltd, previously Cagla, for the dam.

However, despite the existence of a handing over project form, the dam was not built.

“A tour of the ground has proven… that no such dam was actually constructed,” said Mr Kirior in the court papers.

The case will be heard on March 1.

Mr Langat is also accused of failing to honour a land deal.

Mr Richard Rotich, the owner of the land on which Ainamoi Polytechnic was built, accused the MP of failing to pay him all his money.

But the MP, in his defence, said Mr Rotich was lying about how much he was owed which was not Sh215,000 as claimed but Sh50,000.

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