24-07-2019 by redazione
It is also a matter of international relations between Italy and Kenya, which like a cyclone has overwhelmed the highest levels of Kenyan politics.
The story of the rigged contracts of two dams in the north of the country, Arror and Kimwarer, for which two days ago the Chief Prosecutor of the Republic of Kenya Noordin Haji issued an arrest warrant for the Treasury Minister Henri Rotich, his deputy and other 26 people, would also involve an Italian company, the CMC of Ravenna, which had won the contract.
According to the prosecution, the $450 million contract for the construction of the two dams was awarded 170 million more, breaking a long series of laws and practices.
In the list of suspects whose immediate arrest has been requested, the name of the general director of CMC, Paolo Porcelli, is also included.
The Ravenna-based company, which has not been doing well at home at all lately, has denied any offence in a statement issued after Porcelli's and CMC's names appeared in the national media and were beaten by Italian and international press agencies. "CMC has not received nor has been informed of any official communication from the Kenyan authorities. CMC is sure of the correctness of its work and of its representatives, in Italy and abroad".
Meanwhile, Haji has announced to Reuters that it will ask Italy to extradite Porcelli.
"We know about the Italian person, but he has not yet presented himself so we will proceed to have him extradited so that he can arrive and face the charges here in Kenya. We will also issue an international arrest warrant," said the Chief Prosecutor.
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