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EACC to investigate pricing of Mombasa Road footbridges

By BUSINESS DAILY February 13th, 2015 1 min read

The Mumo Matemu-led anti-corruption agency has launched investigations into alleged inflation of construction costs for two footbridges on Nairobi’s Mombasa Road.

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), through a contractor, built the two bridges at Bellevue and General Motors sections of the busy A109 highway at a cost Sh363.1 million.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) spokesman Yassin Amaro said the agency will publish its findings in a month’s time.

“We are interrogating the entire tendering process. We are looking at everything from the design, specifications and award of the tender,” Mr Amaro said.

The two footbridges are being built by H. Young & Company at a price of Sh185.8 million for the General Motors facility and Sh177.3 million for Bellevue.

The Kenya Roads Board (KRB) financed the construction work using money from the road maintenance fuel levy fund.

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