World Bank Project Halts in Naivasha

A Sh2 billion World Bank project in Naivasha has been suspended a month after the work started.

The Star learnt that the roads, sewer system and street lighting rehabilitation project has been terminated due to a financial crisis facing one of the main contractors.

The project, under the Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Programme, targeted Kihoto, Karagita, Kamere and Tarambete estates.

It has also emerged that the Nakuru government did not allocate development funds to the four estates.

Nakuru Implementation Committee chairman Simon Wanyoike yesterday confirmed the impasse, terming it “a major blow to our plans”.

When contacted on the phone on Monday, the Nakuru county engineer James Ochieng’ dismissed the allegations.

He said the project has not stalled and work is going on.