Alarm Over Incomplete Homabay Markets Amid Claims for Payment?

Alarm Over Incomplete Homabay Markets Amid Claims for Payment?

BendAburu Alert... On Nov. 8th 2018, The Homabay Monitor revealed how The County Government of Homabay was embroiled in a dodgy contract with S**O In

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BendAburu Alert…

On Nov. 8th 2018, The Homabay Monitor revealed how The County Government of Homabay was embroiled in a dodgy contract with S**O Investments. And posed the question Why Homabay County isn’t ok – is mediocrity tolerated?

It further disclosed how the County Government of Homabay, through the Ministry of Trade Industrialisation and Investment planned to improve 40 markets within the county.

Also laid bare, was the demand letter by S***O Investments who won the contract for “Spreading Murram and Drainage works” at Rangwe Market. It further revealed, how the contractor had written [exerpt here-below] to the County Government claiming payment for work complete.

Except of the Contractor [S**O Investments] claim letter – Rangwe Market

Contractor Letter Claiming Work Completion and Payment

Claims, which a visit to Rangwe market revealed, were incorrect and misleading. Works undertaken by S**O Investments at the Market were NOT COMPLETE and some of the works NOT DONE altogether.  This and all despite demands by S**O Investments for payment of Kshs. 1,464,397 allegedly for complete work.

In a letter [here-below] to the Chief Officer – Trade Mr. Antipas Ng’ete, also copied to the CEC, Trade Industrialisation and Investment, Mr. Carilus Ademba, Homabay County Citizens Association [Bunge La Wenyenchi], through its Speaker Walter Opiyo,  expressed “concern that the contractor is carrying out the works with a lot of falsehood meant to cheat and defaud the public”

Notably, the contracts did not go out to tender…. nor were they advertised in accordance with the law, raising even more questions!

BendAburu AlertRevealing photos from Rangwe Market amid claims of completion

 Suggested Action

 We look forward to the response from the Chief Officer on the expiry of the 14 days notice – today 19th Nov. 2018 –  and will keep you all posted.

Further, we urged all responsible citizens, to keep watch for any renovation works in the markets.  And thank you for reported work that commenced at Ratang’a Market, Ndhiwa Sub-County last week.  And the photos from Homabay Pier Market, reportedly one of the markets targeted –work which have stalled for past two months!

Lets’ keep updated on the REAL AND TRANSPARENT progress in Homabay County including all 39 markets…..AND MORE….. in the belief that – Nothing is Sacred but the Truth –  #HomabayCounty@7 

Bunge letter on Rangwe Mkt to County Government

 

Homabay Pier Market – Murum spreading incomplete

 

Piles of Murum at Homabay Pier Market – work incomplete!!

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