The Italian government has shown willingness to extradite the 19 Italian Kimwarer perpetrators to Kenya to face justice.
They were being protected by some government officials. The officials defended the contracts that led to the purchases of towels and bedsheets in a scandal that saw diversion of money meant for Arror and Kimwarer Dams in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
The Italians are among those accused in the Ksh.63 billion scandals witnessed in the tenure of Rotich and former PS Kamau Thuge. Even after the High Court issued a warrant of arrest on the suspects, they failed to appear in court or send an advocate.
Words on the streets have it that the stolen money would have purchased more useful things like the ‘wheelbarrows’. Rumors further say that some of the towels were spotted at a prominent city hotel that is involved in a land dispute.
It is highly questionable that the Italian firm CMC di Ravenna, had placed notices on mainstream newspapers showing that it was closing shop in Kenya. The firm in question admitted financial constraints leading to its closure.
All hope is however not lost since the Italian government seems to be cooperating with Kenya, following a visit by top Kenyan security officials in Italy.