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8 Technical Colleges Incomplete since 2014 as 16 remains non-operational despite being completed— Auditor

8 Technical Colleges Incomplete since 2014 as 16 remains non-operational despite being completed— Auditor

A report shows that eight technical training institutes that were supposed to be built within a year are still in various stages of completion since work began in 2014.

According to the Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu’s report for the fiscal year ending 30 June 30, 2020, the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training did not grant an extension of the contract period.

“Although management attributed the delayed completion to various challenges ranging from insecurity to disputes over land, completion of the projects was not achieved as at the time the audit was finalised and solutions for the challenges were not indicated,” Gathungu said.

The report raised concerns about the demise of Chepareria Technical Training Institute, the work of which was awarded to a local contractor for Sh48.7 million.

A report shows that eight technical training institutes that were supposed to be built within a year are still in various stages of completion since work began in 2014.

According to the Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu’s report for the fiscal year ending 30 June 30, 2020, the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training did not grant an extension of the contract period.

Although management attributed the delayed completion to various challenges ranging from insecurity to disputes over land, Gathungu said, completion of the projects was not achieved as at the time the audit was finalised and solutions for the challenges were not indicated.

Gathungu also raised concerns about 16 technical training institutes that are still closed despite being completed.

“The institutions though completed, were not operational as at the time of the audit, casting doubt on their viability and whether proper feasibility studies were conducted. In addition, the non-operational institutions continued to draw Sh2,000,000 annually for operational costs from the government,” the report noted.

She also raised concerns about the proposed Kakrao Technical Training Institute, which was awarded a Sh53 million contract.


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The contract began on November 1, 2014, with a completion date of November 1, 2015, for a total of 52 weeks. On July 4, 2017, the contract was terminated.

Gathungu stated that the termination letter revealed that the contractor had already been paid Sh46.2 million (Sh86 million).

8 Technical Colleges Incomplete since 2014 as 16 remains non-operational despite being completed— Auditor

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