On 22nd July, The Observer in Uganda and others reported that Kenya’s Finance minister Henry Rotich and other Treasury officials have been arrested on corruption and fraud charges over a multi-million dollar project to build 2 mega dams, and involving the awarding of contracts to the awarding of the contract to Italian company, CMC di Ravenna, which later collapsed. In March 2018, a damning report from the auditor general showed the government could not account for $400 million in public funds. A string of top officials have been charged since last year as President Uhuru Kenyatta vows to combat corruption.
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