Why did the jubilee government ignore the option of an upgrade of the previous railway system for an expensive SGR?
The World Bank objected to the so called #SGR preferring revamping the old metre gauge railway from Mombasa to Kampala.
Many other experts, including the Kenya Railways Corporation objected to the SGR & demanded that the old railway be revamped and dualled… Because there was no logic having two railway’s running parallel to each other from Mombasa to Uganda, with a third one planned for the LAPSSET project.
The Jubilee crooks shunted them aside because revamping the old offered very limited chances for looting…
The crooks did not even introduce the SGR through the budget process as required in the Constitution (Article 221).
The loan monies for the SGR were paid directly to the contractor offshore in China (to allow for the easy payment & collection of kickbacks), contrary to the requirement in Article 206 of the Constitution that the money be paid into the Consolidated Fund, to be appropriated by Parliament (Articles 221, 222, & 223), & its expenditure to be supervised by the Controller of Budget (Article 228).
In the circumstances whereby the SGR was acquired outside the law, and given there was no public participation endorsing the decision to build the railway, do the SGR loans qualify for a sovereign debt to be repaid by Kenyans, or are they a regime debt to be repaid by the Jubilee regime & its owners (Uhuru, Ruto, Duale, Thugge, Rotich, et al)?
Cde Okiya Omtatah