Parliamentary Committee raises alarm over Ksh 100B stalled project in West Pokot


Parliamentary Committee raises alarm over Ksh 100B stalled project in West Pokot

The National Assembly Special Funds Accounts Committee has raised concern over the Ksh 10 billion Siyoi-Muruny dam water project in West Pokot County whose construction has stalled despite the contractor being paid half of the project’s amount.

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According to the committee, the contractor abandoned the project in March 2019.

The construction of the dam was launched in 2015 and was expected to take 36 months to be completed.

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Speaking in Kapsait area during a three-day inspection tour of projects funded by the equalization fund, the Committee led by its Chair who is also the Ainabkoi Member of Parliament William Chepkut called on the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Water to provide a status report on the project.

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Endebbes MP Dr Robert Pokosse said the Ksh 100 billion project had two components which included the actual construction of the dam and water supply.

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Pokosse says the contractor had already received Ksh 3 billion as down payment for the project which is now 10 per cent complete.

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The committee also toured other government projects in West Pokot including Pusol water project, Iyon Bridge, Nasolot-Talon Runo road, Sondany –Ortum Road, Kapro weiwei water project, Nasolot, Akiruamet bov culvert, Amakuriat, Kiwawa, Nasal, Orolwo, Kasei township, Nauyapong and Konyao centre boreholes.

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