Government to launch investigations into stalled housing project

The government is contemplating initiating investigations into the multi-billion stalled housing project in Makueni County, the County Commissioner (CC) has said.

The housing project initiated in 1989 stalled when the works were 90% complete in 2011 when the contractor left the site unceremoniously.

The 203 housing units were meant to house Civil Servants deployed to work in the area.

The CC, Maalim Mohammed during a County Service Delivery Coordination Committee (CSDCC) said the government should sue to establish the circumstances under which the project stalled.

This was a cash cow, there is going to be thorough investigations on the same. We may call in the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, posed Mohammed.

He expressed shock at the huge amount of tax payer’s money that had gone into waste saying the houses had been vandalized and neglected were unfit for people to live in.

During the meeting, the Lower Eastern Region Kenya Urban Rural Authority (KURA) Deputy Director, Eng. Michael Mugo said the government had released Sh. 20 million this financial year to be spent in tarmacking the Unoa- Watuka road which is an ongoing project.

However, Eng. Mugo said that at least 40% of the works had been done, adding that tarmacking for the road leading to Prisons will start from May 2018.

He further disclosed that roads at Kasarani, within Wote town had been tarmacked while adding the works are being done in phases.

Source: Kenya News Agency