Marsabit County has begun resumed the construction of Marsabit County once again after the project stalled three years ago.
The county government had employed two contractors, Arid Lands and Benisa Limited to complete the work but the project stalled after the National Construction Authority flagged the contractor employed by the county government (Arid Lands) for quality issues.
Arid Lands had been contracted by Marsabit County government to construct the VIP pavilion at a cost of Ksh. 78 million while Benisa Limited had been contracted by Sports Kenya from the national government to build the public pavilions and athletic tracks, and install the main pitch to international standards at a cost of Ksh. 295 million.
Sports Kenya said the company has already received Ksh. 126 million for the works which also include installing electrical and mechanical requirements.
Arch. Odhiambo George, a consultant for the project during the site visit said that the project is now expected to cost Ksh.1 billion.
According to the county development implementation coordination committee (CDICC), the project which was flagged off by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017 has fallen far behind schedule.
The committee has reconstituted a special sub-committee with a fortnight schedule of sittings to oversee its progress and directed the contractors to complete the project by December of this year.
The project is one of the sports facilities on the government’s upgrade program which includes Nyayo Stadium, Kasarani, Kipchoge Kipkeino in Eldoret and Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground according to sports CS Amina Mohamed