KURA Cancels Ksh2.9 Billion Road Tenders Nationwide [LIST]

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The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) on Thursday, May 9, announced the cancellation of 95 tenders for road projects across the country.

In a notice issued by the Authority’s Deputy Director, Supply Chain Management, the directive only affected all tenders advertised in MyGov newspaper on April 16, 2024.

According to KURA, the road tenders were budgeted at a total cost of Ksh2.9 billion to be funded through the Road Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF).

The Levy fund is a tax collected at the pump and is currently set at Ksh18 per litre of petrol and diesel.

Construction of Tartar Junction-Kaamuino-Chewoyet-Sakas Road in Kapenguria, West Pokot County.

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Kenya Urban Roads Authority

“This is to bring to the attention of the general public cancellation of all the tenders that were advertised in MyGov Newspaper on April 16, 2024, and the subsequent notice, addendums and clarifications,” the notice read in part.

Kiambu County is the most affected, with ten road projects that were listed for road development.

Some of the projects include periodic maintenance and spot improvement of Kikuyu link roads at a budget of Ksh15 million, maintenance of roads around Kinoo Shopping Centre loops, improvement of roads in Kikuyu Town, maintenance of roads linking to Thogoto shopping centre and Uthiru 87.

Murang’a County followed with the cancellation of nine projects including maintenance of roads along Kandundu village (Ksh65 million), Mjini Chief’s Office (Ksh50 million), Kigetuini-Mitundu road (Ksh60 million), Huhi-Rescue centre (Ksh55 million) and Majoice Road (Ksh75 million).

Nairobi County was the third most affected county, losing seven projects set to benefit its residents.

These projects include maintenance of State House roads (Ksh17 million), rehabilitation of Cedr road in Westlands (Ksh20 million), upgrading of roads to bitumen standards of 3D lane in Karen (Ksh60 million) and Farah Road (Ksh30 million), and rehabilitation of bridge on Kasarani-Mwiki Road (Ksh25 million).

Improvement of Access Roads to Wilson Airport will also be put on halt. The budget set aside for the project is Ksh40 million.,

Below is a list of the counties and the number of projects affected:

Nakuru (6), Elgeyo Marakwet (1), Uasin Gishu (4), Baringo (1), Murang’a (9), Mombasa (5), 
Kilifi (1), Kiambu (10), Isiolo (1), Meru (4), Embu (2), Kakamega (3), Vihiga (1), Nandi (3), Machakos (4), Kajiado (3), Nairobi (7), Laikipia (4).

Others are Mandera (1), Kirinyaga (2), Kericho (1), Nyeri (2), Nyandarua (1), Kisii (1), Trans Nzoia (1), Siaya (1). Kisumu (3), Migori (1), Nyamira (1) and Garissa (1).

Vehicles pictured along Thika Road in April 2021.

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