Contractor Wolf Paving Kenya Summoned by KeNHA Over Shoddy Work on Mombasa Road

The Kenya National Highways Authority has summoned a roads construction company, Wolf Paving Kenya Ltd over complaints of poor works on Mombasa road in Nairobi.

This comes after Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen was put under pressure by motorists using the lower part of Mombasa road to explain the slow and shoddy construction works by the Kenyan based firm.

Motorists from Imara Daima have lamented over the slow and disgraceful construction works on the road that was damaged during the construction of the 27 kilometer Nairobi Expressway.

According to sources, Wolf Paving Kenya Limited officials were grilled by KeNHA Directors to explain why they are doing substandard work in repairing Mombasa road and the company has promised to fast track the construction work and also hire more equipment to ensure quality work is done.

Two Kenyan companies won the Sh3 billion tender to rehabilitate the lower section of Mombasa road, Uhuru Highway and Waiyaki Way. The other company is Shovels and Trowels Limited.

According to the tender documents, Shovels and Trowels Limited is expected to repair the section that starts from Waiyaki Way at James Gichuru road junction to Ole Sereni at a cost of Sh1.2 billion while Wolf Paving is repairing the section that starts from Ole Sereni to Athi River at a cost of Sh1.9 billion.

Motorists using the Mombasa road highway have accused Wolf Paving of doing a shoddy job despite the high cost of the construction work.

“We are worried a lot with the construction work by the company repairing Mombasa road because they are slow and they are currently doing substandard work,” said Mr John Kamau a motorist from Imara Daima estate.

Motorists using the road have also expressed fears of flooding along Mombasa road as we approach the El Nino season from October.

The two companies were expected to finish the rehabilitation work by early 2024 but the deadline is now out of reach since Wolf Paving Kenya Limited has failed to complete even half of the construction works.

The project entails recarpeting of the damaged road, excavation and lining of drainage channels on the highway.

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