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Sh6bn meat factory scandal returns to haunt Kenyan taxpayers - 2 months ago, 11 Feb 11:34

Brian Wasuna

One of Kenya’s forgotten scandals, the 45-year-old Halal abattoir in Ngong, has resurfaced, and the taxpayer will, once again, shoulder the Sh5.7 billion burden of the private meat venture that went terribly wrong in the 1970s.

It has emerged from court proceedings that the National Treasury could be planning to pay out the cash for the botched project that has become a case study of all that could possibly go wrong with public-private partnerships.

TWISTS

In this case, the government provided land for the project and a loan towards its development, but has now been slapped with the massive bill.

At the High Court in Nairobi, tycoon Mohammed Ali Motha is fighting Mr Ramadhan Juma Ali, a man claiming to be his son, and who insists on getting a slice of the anticipated Sh5.7 billion payout from the government.

The pair has every reason to be confident about the payout ...
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