Kenyan Finance Minister arrested over fund embezzlement

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The finance minister of Kenya, Henry Rotich, has been arrested alongside other top officials over allegations of embezzlement related to the construction of two dams.

They were charged with conspiring to defraud and financial misconduct, came off a police investigation into the misuse of funds in a dam project overseen by the Italian construction company CMC Di Ravenna.

Though Mr Rotich denied any wrongdoing in a large newspaper advert in March, Director of public prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered his arrest and that of more than 20 other people accused of being involved in the contract, including other top officials and the directors of CMC de Ravenna.

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