kenyans react after government awards chinese construction company 17.9b tender
Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA)
byApril 20, 2021
Social media Users are currently infuriated after the Kenyan government signed a 17.9 billion tender with a Chinese road construction company, China Communication Construction Company (CCCC).
Announcing the development on Monday, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) outlined that CCCC will be involved in the stage construction of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project.
The tender comes weeks after Kenyans signed an online petition asking the International Monetary Fund (IMF) not to give the Kenyan government any more loans.
The social media rage castigating the international lender was triggered after the IMF on Friday announced it had approved a new three-year loan for Kenya valued at $2.34 billion (Sh255 billion) for the Covid-19 pandemic response and to address the country’s debt vulnerabilities.
Kenyans have taken to different social platforms to rant and call out the government for misusing public funds and dragging Kenya into more debts.
Many have expressed their 2-cents on why the government could award a 17.9 billion tender to a Chinese company, yet so many engineering and architect graduates are jobless.
Some of the comments included:
Nisome miaka tano engineering alafu tender inapewa mchinese..waaw
Mbona tunasoma jameni😢
Alaaaa pesa ilifika kitambo😂😂😂
Ten wamemaliza ya kwanza 😢😢😢ujing and people are out there suffering nkt
Sa si hii pesa wape watu wanaumia hii corona