Former Treasury PS Kamau Thugge will now serve as a key witness in the prosecution of the Kimwarer and Arror Dams Scandal case.

This is after the Director of Public Prosecution withdrew all the charges against Thugge. He will now be the key witness against former Treasury CS Henry Rotich.

Assistant DPP Alexander Muteti on Tuesday told Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti that they were withdrawing charges against Thugge.

Thugge will be a witness alongside former Wildlife PS Susan Koech whose charges have also been dropped.

Ogoti allowed the application by the prosecution and directed that Thugge and Koech’s cash bail be given back to them.

Rotich last month maintained he was unlawfully charged in connection with fraud at the multibillion-shilling Arror and Kimwarer dams.

In 2019, Rotich was accused of flouting procurement procedures in awarding a contract worth billions of shillings for the construction of the two dams to Italian firm CMC de Ravenna. 

He called for the multiple counts that include abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud the public, failure to comply with guidelines relating to procurement, and committing an offence of financial misconduct quashed.

  The former CS argued the National Treasury had no role to play in procurement matters of a procuring entity, otherwise.