Godana Hargura (Marsabit), Mahammud Mohammed (Mandera) and Ledama ole Kina (Narok) Senators Halake Wako (nominated), Mutula Kilonzo Jnr (Makueni) have tasked the Energy committee to investigate the Sh74 billion wind power project in Marsabit County investigated.
Contributing to debate on a statement sought by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula on the viability of the project, lawmakers called for a thorough audit to establish why Lake Turkana Wind Power Company Limited, contracted by Kenya Power in 2015 to generate 300megawatts of power, was being paid for services not rendered.
The senators also want it established whether the contractual agreement to supply power to the national grid was breached.
The senators were also seeking answers on why the Government abandoned its feed-in-tariffs policy and
“Already, a staggering sum of Sh5.7 billion has been paid,” said Wetang’ula, adding that “the company is demanding a further Sh9.6 billion… On what basis is the Government making these astronomical payments to the firm without the supply of a single megawatt of electricity?”
He argued that there were no grounds for the payment as the Government should instead demand reimbursement or recovery costs in relation to the Spanish loan and its contribution
Wetang’ula asked the Energy ministry to explain payments on the so-called deemed generated electricity.