Residents protest over tender awarded to NYS-linked firm


Residents protest over tender awarded to NYS-linked firm
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In Summary

  • Efforts to reach the Deputy Governor remained futile.
  • It is also not clear whether the tender would have still remained with the company if it had not been identified among those linked to the NYS.
  • Nyeri residents have condemned the engagement of the county government with the said company.

A section of Nyeri residents took to social media to lament the alleged involvement of the county government with a company linked to the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal.

Arkroad Holdings Limited was apparently awarded a tender to re-carpet a road within Nyeri Town.

The directors are listed as Peter Wagura Kimani and Anthony Makara Wamiti.

In an earlier statement, Nyeri Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu said that the county government and the company in question ‘mutually agreed’ to terminate the contract. 

The reason cited in the statement by the company is financial constraints.

However, questions arose as to how the company obtained the tender if indeed they had no money to re-carpet the Nyeri Road.

When Citizen Digital contacted the CEC in charge of Infrastructure Muthui Kariuki, he said only the Deputy Governor was authorised to address the Press on the isseue.

Efforts to reach the Deputy Governor remained futile.

It is also not clear whether the tender would have still remained with the company if it had not been linked to the stolen public funds from the NYS.

Nyeri residents have condemned the engagement of the county government with the said company.

They are demanding due diligence before the awarding of tenders and the arrest of those implicated with the company.

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