This Not My Work, Mutua Says Over ‘cracked’ Machakos Bridge

Machakos county has distanced itself from the construction of the Machakos-Kitui road where a bridge has developed a wide rift.

Images of the cracked session of the road have been going rounds on social media.

The bridge is at Kariobangi-Sokoni road in Machakos Town.

Last Week Kenha also distanced itself from the shoddy job.

Through a statement, Machakos CEC for Roads Francis Maliti said the road was not a County project and was constructed before counties came in place.

“The road under Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Project (KISIP) has developed structural defects as a result of what engineers confirm to be a failure by the contractor to use geo-textile fibre in tandem with the retaining wall blocks on the affected junction,” Maliti said.

He said that consultants have done a report which has been forwarded to the concerned authorities.

The road has also been closed for two weeks in a bid to allow the contractor on the ground to redo the work.

“I appeal to engineers to thoroughly oversee projects so that contractors meet the required standards,” Maliti added.

These segments were contradicted by Kenha who put the blame on the devolved unit under the Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Project (KISIP).

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