Delayed completion of Nakuru assembly chamber renovation raises eyebrows

The renovation of the Multimillion Nakuru County assembly chambers seems to have delayed with MCAs having at one point raised concerns over the same.

Angry Nakuru MCAs caused a stir when they refused to sit on plastic chairs in the temporary chamber to protest the delay in the completion of the refurbished chamber.

The angered honorable members opted to remain standing while conducting House business.

The old chamber has been undergoing renovations for the past one year but according to the MCAs, there have been delays in the completion of the chambers despite the contractors having been awarded the job.

The delays in the completion of the chambers have led to the ward representative to opt to use the hall since they took oath in September last 2017.

This even cold war continues to brew between MCAs and the management of the Assembly over the delay in completion of refurbishment work at the assembly.

In March, MCAs at one particular session stormed out of the hall, vowing not attend any sitting before getting an explanation from the assembly leadership.

“Why is the construction work of a new building given top priority while we sit on plastic seats yet we are honorable members of this assembly?” asked Kihingo MCA George Machoka.

In an interview, Minority Leader MCA Peter Palang’a admitted that indeed the relationship between the office of the clerk and MCAs was bad.

“The relationship between the Office of the Clerk and MCAs has been deteriorating in the recent times while the assembly Liaison Committee has remained tight-lipped” said Palanga.

The Olkaria ward MCA added that renovation had taken more than one year yet the management has not explained the reason for the delay.

When contacted over the matter Assembly Clerk Joseph Malinda said that one contractor violated the agreements leading to the delay in completion of the renovations.

He however assured the MCAs that the work will be completed soon and called on MCAs to be patient.

 

PHOTO/The Nakuru County assembly chamber.The renovation of the Multimillion Nakuru County assembly chambers seems to have delayed with MCAs having at one point raised concerns over the same.

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