MP Duale Demands Disclosure Of Projects Awarded To Chinese Firms By The Jubilee Gov’t

Written by on 7 February 2022

Aden Duale, the Garissa Member of Parliament, has now demanded that the state reveal the multibillion-dollar contracts awarded to Chinese firms by the Jubilee government since its inception in 2013.

MP Duale claimed that Chinese companies have encouraged a cycle of borrowing from China, accusing them of absorbing all major development structures in the country, putting the country at a disadvantage.

As a result, the lawmaker is requesting that Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia provide the names of all local directors of all these Chinese companies to the National Assembly.

He also requested a breakdown of contracts awarded to each firm, as well as the amounts assigned to each.

“This should include a breakdown of contracts awarded by all the State agencies in the Ministry from the financial year 2013/2014 to date,” Duale said in a statement floored on Parliament.

“The china state-owned or Chinese linked companies are riding on the balooning loans in china government is lending Kenya which has increased Ksh.797.8 billion to amass contracts in the Energy, Infrastructure and ICT sector,” he said.

According to the Garissa MP, the government paid China approximately Ksh.645 billion, or 65% of the total expenditure in the Energy, Infrastructure, and ICT sectors of Ksh.975.2 billion.

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