The government has put on notice a contractor undertaking construction of the Police Housing Project in Kajiado County.
The low- cost housing project valued at Sh122 million was scheduled to be completed in January 2017 but currently only 75% of the work is complete.
The contractor has been given an extension of only 3 more months to complete the project lest he risks termination of the contract.
County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha said the government had allocated a lot of money to projects and all contractors must deliver quality works within the set time frame or they would face termination and be blacklisted
He said the government was committed to tackling the police housing crisis that has existed for a while now.
Nkanatha revealed that up to five officers currently share a single unit and the houses once complete will ensure police live in dignity.
Transport and Public works CAS Wavinya Ndeti who made an impromptu inspection of the project Monday, noted that the contractor was way behind schedule as the project was set to be completed three years ago.
Wavinya urged all contractors working on government housing projects under the state department of public works to ensure that they adhere to the completion timelines.
“Our men and women in uniform contribute immensely to the safety and peace of mind of all of us and therefore deserve the best support. They deserve clean, modern facilities and a conducive environment so that they can execute their mandate with a settled mind,” said the CAS.
The four-storey houses comprising 100 units of bed-sitters, one and two bedroom houses are aimed at facilitating decent houses for police officers who live in deplorable conditions.
By Rop Janet