22 January 2013

Kenya: All Contractors in Kenya to Be Vetted

Kenya's National Construction Authority (NCA) will subject all contractors operating in the country to an audit beginning February 1st, Kenya's The Standard reported Tuesday (January 22nd).

The decision was reached after NCA data showed that 80% of the 10,000 contractors in the country are fake, said NCA chief executive officer Daniel Manduku.

The vetting process will make sure contractors are awarded jobs for which they are qualified. At least one building collapses every month in Kenya, and NCA has a responsibility to prevent construction accidents by ensuring that contractors are properly vetted, Manduku said.

The NCA is empowered to undertake the vetting process under the National Construction Authority Act 2001, signed into law by President Mwai Kibaki in December 2011.

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