CS Fred Matiang'i Meets International Donors Over Stalled Jubilee Projects

  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is, on Thursday, expected to hold a high-powered meeting with major international institutions funding several ventures across the country at Harambee House.

    The meeting will take stock of all loans and grants advanced in the last couple of years to determine their status in terms of implementation. It will seek to unlock the stalemate that has led to the stalled projects.

    Representatives of the World Bank, companies from China, Japan, Russia, and other European Union countries are among those expected.

    Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji, Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, as well as officials from the Office of the President, are expected to attend.

    The presence of the DCI, EACC, and DPP is as a result of reports claiming that demands for bribes could be stalling some of the projects.

    Sources indicated that Cabinet Secretaries from various ministries under which the projects fell would also be in attendance.

    The meeting comes in the backdrop of the first full meeting of all the CSs chaired by CS Fred Matiangi where he took stock of the ongoing projects across the government.

    Reports indicated that the meeting gave a 90-day ultimatum to contractors to complete stalled projects.

    There is a feeling within the government that the stalled projects will hurt Uhuru's legacy and there is need to get them underway for Kenyans to enjoy improved services.

    The government has received donor funds in the last four years all for the purposes of implementing Jubilee flagship projects.

    It is reported that the government owes more than Ksh1.5 trillion international loans.