The Star (Nairobi)

13 June 2014

Kenya: Garissa Town to Be Lit Up

Garissa Governor Nathif Jama Adam yesterday launched the setting up of 21 high-mast floodlights to improve security in the town. Jama said the Sh48 million project is expected to be completed by end of next month.

He said tcriminals have been taking advantage of lack of lighting in the town to commit criminal activities. "This initiative will automatically beef-up security within our neighborhood," said the governor.

Last week, a grenade was hurled at a garage near the place where the governor launched the project. The governor urged residents to be vigilant and report any criminal activities to the police.

Meanwhile, the Garissa county committee in charge of environment , energy, foresty, tourism and natural resources has opposed the project and urged the county secretary not to sign any payment to the contractor. Chairman Abdiwahab Suleiman said procurement process was not done in a clear manner.

"We want to investigate the procurement process right from its initial stages because we have a feeling that things were not done in the right manner," said Suleiman. He urged the contractor to stay away from the site until investigations into the procurement process are complete.

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