Some few days after the launch of road construction machines in Trans Nzoia County by Governor Patrick Khaemba, several leaders in the County have criticized the quality of the machines bought, saying they are low standard machines that can’t withstand the work schedule meant for them.Leaders led by the free Pentecost fellowship of Kenya co-ordinator Festus Mukoya said the machines are not in good shape and the timing and duration that the Governor has taken raises eyebrows as it has been launched when the country is about to go for elections in next year
Leaders led by the Free Pentecost Fellowship of Kenya coordinator Festus Mukoya said the machines are not in good shape and the timing of the launch raises eyebrows, given that the general elections are just around the corner.
Governor Khaemba launched some road construction machines, which cost Kshs. 500 million, and road construction is expected to start in several wards within the county.
Mukoya said he was concerned at the level and rate at which Governor Khaemba has been launching and re-launching several projects, with some failing and others haven’t produced any productive, visible effects.
He claimed that citizens need to be told how much money was used during the exercise as he said several citizens were transported from several wards and given cash at the end of the exercise.
His sentiments were echoed by the Non-Governmental Organizations head for the east, central and western counties Maurice Kakai Bisau who criticized the manner into which launching was done arguing that the machines bought were of low quality and that they were bought on loan.
He said Governor Khaemba purchased the machines without following the due course of the feasibility study. This made him purchase the machines without considering what the County really needs, and this may have led to the loss of money due to the hasty purchases.
The NGO Chief also criticized the manner with which the workers from the Governor’s office have been involved in corruption activities of the resources within the county.
He said the County officials were awarding themselves tenders that they have been un able to fulfil yet request for the hefty payments from them.