Nairobi, Oct. 14 -- The messy story of the stalled Sh30 billion Itare dam is well illustrated by the torn Kenyan flag flying at the abandoned construction site in Kuresoi North, Nakuru County.

The flag of the Italian contractor, CMC di Ravenna, and that of Italy flying besides the national flag are equally tattered.

The state of the three flags is perhaps a manifestation of the unresolved issues surrounding the multibillion-shilling project.

The dam stalled after CMC di Ravenna, which won the tender in 2014, filed for bankruptcy in 2018 in Italy, after sinking billions of shillings in the construction work that began in April 2017.

Inquiry into the scandal

Last December, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) launched an inqu...