There was joy and jubilation when the World Bank announced the commencement of the Flagship Regional TVET Textile Technology Institute at the Kisumu National Polytechnic. Little was it known that this was an opportunity for some individuals to fatten their pockets.
The flagship was meant to equip our youths with the needed skills to self employ or better the skills needed to revamp the KICOMI.
This projects life hangs in the balance as the procurement process has been shrewd by high tech corruption.
Our little birdie tells us that the corruption has seen a bidder who is technically handpicked and is known to be the king of sub-standard work rose to be awarded the tender.
The Kisumu National Polytechnic and the entire procurement staff and the tender evaluation committee are under the radar of EACC because they have irregularly awarded the Ksh 400 Million tender and are withholding regret letters to the other 34 bidders to beat legal redress.
The other outraged 34 bidders have sworn that this time around the contractor is not getting away with this outright tender manipulation and greed for all donor-funded projects in the region.
The bidders have written to PPRA, EACC and The world Bank asking for fairness and respect to the procurement laws and regulations.