Police in Kapsabet are interrogating four people over the theft of 1,000 water pipes worth Sh3 million from the Nandi Kapsabet Water and Sanitation Company stores.
Nandi central OCPD Nelson Okioga said police have also recovered some of the pipes from a store in town as they had being sold to unsuspecting customers.
The equipment was part of imported material from Japan by a construction firm for the Sh1.2 B water project that has been funded by the Japanese government in liaison with Kenya to serve the 50,000 Kapsabet town population.
The firm chairman, Dr John Chumo, said police should arrest all the culprits out to sabotage the extension of water supply to parts of Kapsabet town.
The project had just been handed over to Lake Victoria North Water Service Board, which oversees all water firms in North Rift region. Last month, water minister Charity Ngilu toured the project and pledged to commission it this year.