In Summary
  • Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki noted that national government had also released Sh50 million for construction of county commissioner’s offices at Kathwana.
  • Senator Kindiki said already Sh150 million had been used in the five-storey building.

Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki has asked leaders of five counties that benefited from Sh500 million grant each for the construction of headquarters to end disputes and let the work continue.

Speaking at Kathwana town in Chuka/Igambang’ombe constituency on Monday, the Tharaka-Nithi Senator said buildings in Tharaka-Nithi, Isiolo, Taita Taveta, Tana River and Nyandarua counties had stalled even after the government released the money.

He said in some counties, leaders had failed to agree on where the buildings should be erected, while in others, procurement processes were marred with irregularities.

He said that some county governments had disputes with contractors.

“I urge the leadership of the five counties to end the wrangles so that these buildings can be completed,” said Prof Kindiki.

POOR COUNTIES

He said the national government agreed to finance the five poor counties following a motion that he sponsored in the Senate when he was the Senate majority leader.  

Prof Kindiki said the Tharaka-Nithi County building was going on well until the incumbent county leadership sought to change the contractor, leading to a court battle. They claimed that contractor was very slow.

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