NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13 – Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko now wants the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to probe contractors who have failed to finish their contracts despite being paid by the County Government.
Sonko has said some contractors have failed to finish their job 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 standards set by the Nairobi City County Government.
“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.
The governor said his administration has so far constructed 91 roads in Nairobi City totalling 89 kilometres of road.
Nairobi County roads CEC Hitan Majevdia who also attended the event hailed Sonko’s track record in the roads sector saying that the 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,” stated Majevdia.
Madaraka Ward MCA Maurice Otieno who also attended the ceremony praised Sonko for ensuring Ole Sangale road is rehabilitated to international standards.
“Ole Sangale road is one of the best roads in Africa complete with road markings and walkways. We couldn’t achieve this without the leadership of Governor Sonko. I want the County Government to replicate this in all the Wards in Nairobi,” he said.
Ole Sangale road which is 1.4kms 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.
Meanwhile Sonko has promised that his administration is determined to ensure Nairobi’s water shortage issue is sorted. The Governor has directed Nairobi Water and Sewarage Company to ensure his promise of water boreholes for each ward is fully implemented.
“I want to end the shortage of water problem facing Nairobians. I will ensure this year we drill 4 boreholes in each of the 85 Wards in Nairobi County. With this programme I’m sure most Nairobi residents who are facing water problems will be happy.
Water cartels who are diverting water to create an artificial shortage of water will also be nailed down soon,” said Sonko.