CS Macharia now denies giving highway tender to US company
SEE ALSO :State to construct market in NgongBut Macharia said Arati’s claim was based on hearsay. "The construction of the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway has not been tendered to anybody. My ministry has no knowledge of an agreement with Bechtel. There is talk of single-sourcing of this tender to the Americans which I know nothing about," he said. The CS’s assertions contrast with a communication from KenHA dated September 18, 2017 and signed by Director General Peter Mundinia, which said that Kenya entered into an agreement with the US government in July 2015. "The selection of Bechtel for this project was based on Bechtel’s 119-year experience in delivering infrastructure projects around the world, focused on delivering to a high international standard quality and building local capacity," KenHA’s statement read.
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