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Kenya Paid $5.35 Million USD For Unbuilt Dam Last Year


The contractor of the stalled multimillion Umaa dam has been paid Sh536 million ($5.35 Million USD) even though construction has stopped. The contractor, Draft and Development Engineers, demanded to be paid Sh1.6 ($15.9 Million) but after verification of the claim the amount was reduced. The National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation says construction of the dam, in the outskirts of Kitui town, started in 2009 and stopped in 2010. The dam was meant to supplement the supply of water to the town from the Masinga-Kitui pipeline.