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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Scandal of at Busia county chief office

A scandal of Busia county chief officers being compromised by contractors before awarding contracts has been exposed.
Investigations done by Weekly Citizen revealed that chief officers at Busia county government award contracts worth millions of shillings to contractors who are not registered denying the genuine registered ones.
It was further established that the unregistered contractors who act as brokers at the same time end up selling the same tenders to genuine contractors who are required equipment to do the job after agreeing on certain payment.
“It is true that there is a big scandal of corruption taking place between chief officers at the Busia county government and unknown contractors who are awarded contracts leaving out the genuine ones,” some of the genuine contractors told Weekly Citizen.
Talking on condition of anonymity fearing to be victimised and denied contracts, they said some of brokers sell such jobs to contractors from other county who end up doing the job meant for them.
“We know that chief officers enrich themselves through awarding contracts to brokers using dubious means but we have powers because if you raise your head, that will be the end of you,” said the contractors.
Efforts to get a comment from the chairman of contractors in Busia county Sebastian Sunya were fruitless as he could not be found on his mobile phone.
The genuine contractors said that a lot of corruption is taking place within the county government without the knowledge of Busia governor Sospeter Ojaamong.