Ward reps to grill Taita-Taveta CEC over stalled stadium

Members of the assembly have summoned a county executive committee (CEC) to explain why a multi-million shilling stadium project in Voi town has stalled.

Youth and Sports executive Bigvai Mwailemi and his senior staff members are expected to appear before the assembly's Sports committee for grilling over the project.

The executive is required to explain the circumstances that led to the stalling last year of the more than Sh94 million project.

The CEC failed to appear before the committee on Thursday last week to shed light on the project.

Only County Chief Executive Silvanas Mwakoma and Eliud Wachira, the contractor, appeared before the committee. Mr Mwakoma could, however, not explain why the project stalled.

As a result, the MCAs turned him away and issued fresh summons to him and the CEC.

“There's public outcry about the stalling of the project. We need a detailed report on the same on Tuesday (today), failure to which action will be taken against the executive,” Rose Shingira, chairperson Sports Committee, said yesterday.

“Youths suffer because they have no facility to use for their sporting activities in the town. We need a comprehensive report from the Sports department and the CEC should come in person. We do not want him (Bigvai) to delegate again,” said Majority Leader Jason Tuja.

Mwakoma said implementation of the project was stopped by the county secretary via a letter to the contractor.

Mr Wachira said he got a letter from the county administration to suspend work. “I have complied with the contractual agreement. I have not been paid even a single cent for the work that I have done despite presenting the certificate from a consultant,” he said, adding that he had spent more than Sh16 million on the project.

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