By Shadrack Nyakoe
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to probe contractors who have not completed assigned jobs yet demanding payment.
Sonko said some contractors have failed to finish their jobs yet his administration has already paid them their dues.
Speaking while officially opening Ole Sangale road in Nairobi’s Madaraka estate, Sonko warned rogue contractors that his administration will blacklist those who fail to meet deadlines and set standards.
“I want to warn contractors who fail to finish their jobs despite being paid by the County Government that their days are numbered. I want DCI to investigate such cases and ensure the rogue contractors are nabbed and blacklisted,” he said.
In the past, cases of several contractors being paid for no work done were rampant.
In 2015, a city MCA was allegedly paid a whopping shs 55 million by the County government for allegedly ‘supplying chalk’ to Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company on the guise of “supplying chlorine” for water treatment.
There is also a pending bills committee headed by City Lawyer P. L. O Lumumba to verify if all the debts to be paid are genuine.
It’s yet to wind up its work.
Sonko said City Hall has constructed 91 roads in Nairobi City totaling to 89 kilometers since he took office.
The Kidero administration only managed to do 20 kilometers in 4 years.
Nairobi County roads CEC Hitan Majevdia who also attended the event hailed Sonko’s track record in the roads sector saying that the Sonko administration has done what previous regimes in Nairobi failed to achieve.
“We have done the best so far and in the next financial year we will ensure we rehabilitate all roads which are in poor state in all the 85 Wards,” Majevdia said.
Nairobi West MCA Maurice Otieno Gare who also attended the ceremony praised Sonko for ensuring Ole Sangale road is rehabilitated.
The 1.4km road passes through Madaraka estate and links Madaraka roundabout with Mbagathi Way.
The event was also attended by Nairobi County CECs, dozens of MCAs and other top county officials.