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Friday, 06 Jan 2017 15:46 EATamboleokata@gmail.com
The member of parliament for Njoro Joseph Kiuna has slammed contractors working on the Njoro-Mau Narok road for doing a shoddy job something he said could drive hundreds of investors in the public transport sector out of the business. Speaking Friday while issuing bursary cheques to needy students in Njoro Town, Mr Kiuna said that despite the government disbursing Sh300 million for the rehabilitation of the road last year, it remains in dire need of repair following the shoddy works done by the contractor.
Mr Kiuna said sections of the road that had been repaired by the contractor only four months ago had worn out, forcing motorists to frequently repair their vehicles due to existence of many pot holes that lead to mechanical breakdown. He issued a seven day ultimatum to the contractor on site to re do the work or else he will mobilize Njoro residents to demand that the firm be blacklisted and also seek court redress.
Mr Kiuna said he had spent a lot of time pushing for the road to be tendered for construction "only for a lazy contractor to get on site and misuse taxpayers' money". He called on the Nakuru County regional roads engineer to ensure regular inspection of ongoing road works in the area in order to guarantee compliance with required standards.
The Nakuru County KENha engineer was unavailable for comment.
The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County