KENYA’S CHIEF JUSTICE WARNS CONTRACTORS AGAINST DOING SHODDY JOBS

Chief Justice David Maraga has warned Kenyan contractors who do shoddy jobs in the construction of government buildings that they risk being blacklisted and prosecuted.

Justice Maraga said Wednesday that the government had spent a lot of money on infrastructure which have taken a longer time than anticipated to be completed by inept contractors.

I am sending a clear message to the contractors that they should complete the work given in the agreed time and with the agreed amount of money, he said during the inauguration of the Narok High Court premises, about 140 kilometres west of here.

As many of us are aware, the building has taken longer than anticipated due to factors beyond our control. The construction of the Narok Law Court is going to cost us an additional of 65 million shillings (about 627,000 US dollars) to complete by June this year as promised by the new contractor.”

Part of the building will be ready for use in two months’ time and the whole building is expected to be completed by June this year.

The Chief Justice also urged Members of Parliament to allocate the Judiciary enough funds for putting up infrastructure saying that in the current finscal year, the Judiciary had requested 5.0 billion shillings but was only given 2.1 billion.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK