According to reports, a Chinese contractor received Sh4.3 billion in government funds for completing zero work on a massive project at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which has enraged MPs.
The company had won a tender for the building of Greenfield Terminal at Sh64 billion, however it was canceled in March 2016. It was rumored that the price had been exaggerated by up to Sh9 billion.
MPs discovered that the contractor had been paid Ksh4.3bn but there was no record of work done according to a report set to be discussed by the National Assembly next week.
According to the Public Investments Committee’s (PIC) findings, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) should begin the process of recovering the funds right away.
“The accounting officer for KAA should immediately commence recovery of proceedings of the advanced monies to both the contractor and the consultants,” the report stated.
According to a statement from management, the money was given to the contractor as an advance payment as stipulated in the contract agreement.