NCA moves in as Senator Khaniri demands answers over collapse of county mortuary
The National Construction Authority (NCA) has launched a probe into the collapse of a section of Vihiga county mortuary building which left one person dead and several others injured. NCA executive director, Maurice Aketch visited the construction site where the incident occurred and ordered a through investigation into the matter.
The development came even as the county senator, George Khaniri lauded the Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) for their unwavering efforts in oversighting the county executive.
Khaniri, who addressed the media in his office called on all relevant authorities to ensure all those found culpable of any malpractices that led to the disaster are dealt with firmly and in accordance with the law.
“We want Vihiga county residents to be told what criteria was used in awarding of the construction tender and whether the requisite public procurement regulations were adhered to,” said Khaniri.
The senator urged the county Assembly to stand firm in its oversight role and ensure quacks and briefcase companies are not allowed to do business with the county government.
“I call upon our MCAs in Vihiga County to remain steadfast and vigilant so that quacks and briefcase contractors doesn’t find paradise in Vihiga County,” an angry Khaniri said.
He added that no more lives should be lost through negligence by the County Executive as he conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.