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^^Looks like Cowboy constructor extraordinaire SS Meheta & Sons Limited won that contract. With the visibility that this particular road project has, let us see if they'll complete it within the signed timeline and quality standards.

If not, It'll be interesting to see if the govt. actually acts on its threat to blacklist them.
 

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They have promised to do the first 12 miles by December, let's see what they will do. From what I have read in the past, they do not have a good reputation but are still able to get more contracts. Here is a link to their projects dating back to 1994. Does anyone have first hand knowledge of their work on the projects listed?

^^Looks like Cowboy constructor extraordinaire SS Meheta & Sons Limited won that contract. With the visibility that this particular road project has, let us see if they'll complete it within the signed timeline and quality standards.

If not, It'll be interesting to see if the govt. actually acts on its threat to blacklist them.
 

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They have promised to do the first 12 miles by December, let's see what they will do. From what I have read in the past, they do not have a good reputation but are still able to get more contracts. Here is a link to their projects dating back to 1994. Does anyone have first hand knowledge of their work on the projects listed?
Atleast the 12 KM Moi north lake road is not bad in my opinion.
 

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Why give these contracts to known cowboys...president even had to fire the warning shots and say that he will personally oversee this project.Like really??Why give such a contract to such a company that even the president has no confidence in. Just shows how powerful cartels are in our country. Simply don't give any contract to a company that has to be supervised by the president to deliver their contractual services!
 

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Kilifi County signs investment deals worth Sh300b
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Entrepreneurs will put in Sh300 billion in investments in Kilifi County following the conclusion of the inaugural Kilifi International Investment Conference which ended on Friday.

The deals are not inclusive of the Sh100 billion Centum Investment Limited committed earlier for the construction of an industrial park at Vipingo in Kilifi South.

“The Sh300 billion deals signed here today is a vote of confidence for Kilifi County as an ideal investment area. This money will be invested in Kilifi within eleven years,” said Governor Amason Kingi.


The conference brought together about 500 local and international entrepreneurs looking for investment opportunities in Kilifi.

The county is looking for people to invest in Titanium and Manganese minerals extraction and farming.

Kingi said his administration was committed to reducing bureaucracy and giving other incentives such as cheap land to the investors.

“These deals will change the landscape of Kilifi completely. As we speak some firms have begun work and I assure them and many more that want to invest that I offer them the bestinvestment environment,” he said.

Among the companies that signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday is agribusiness firm Tembo Farming, which announced a Sh80 billion plan to set up a sugar plantation in Kilifi.

Tova Environmental said it would invest Sh150 billion in water desalination or purification, a project aimed to ease water shortage in the county.

“Another important deal signed was for the construction of a seaport and special economic zones at Takaungu area. RK Sangani Company will inject Sh70 billion and a feasibility study has been completed,” said Kilifi County Secretary Dr Owen Baya.

Renewable energy solution provider SUNfarming GmBH also signed a deal to develop solar energy at a cost of Sh6 billion.

Other investors are United States health solution firm, FIO Corporation, which undertook to invest Sh1 billion and Dutch firm OSO Enschede that plans to come up with a new road construction technology in the county.

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Centum are one of the groups I'd be optimistic about to complete projects. They have the money and track record to attract investment
 

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Centum plots multibillion investments in Kilifi County

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KILIFI, KENYA: Centum Investment Company is expected to commission the construction of Vipingo Vocational Institute, Industrial Park and infrastructure for the 10,254 acres Vipingo Mega City, in Vipingo area Kilifi County this year.

Addressing journalists during the Centum Investment Scholarship award ceremony at Timboni primary school in Kikambala Division, Chief Executive Officer Centum Investment Company Dr James Mworia said architects are finalising on the designs for the projects which will be done in the first phase on 400 acres.
Mworia said the world class polytechnic is expected to enable residents to acquire skills and knowledge which will help secure jobs in the centum project.
According to him the Industrial Park has also been given priority following a high number of industries who are ready to come and set up their factories. Other projects will commence next year.
"We are going to provide avenue for industries to establish themselves," said Mworia.
"We cannot give out the timeline of its completion because we shall bring other stakeholders in the project willing to invest in the various development aspects pegged on it. What I can tell you is that it will take many years before it is fully completed," he said. Centum Investment Committee chairman Chris Kirubi said the multi-billion project will revolutionize Kilifi County and make it the top investment hub county in the coast region.
link here https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2000229509/centum-plots-multibillion-investments-in-kilifi-county
 

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Smooth roads put Malindi on the lane to tourism glory

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Smooth roads put Malindi on the lane to tourism glory
BY MATHIAS RINGA

The tarmacking of three roads in Kilifi County at a cost of Sh8.5 billion is set to ease the transportation of goods and passengers in the North Coast.

The roads are also expected to boost tourism and agriculture in the counties of Kilifi, Mombasa and Taita Taveta.

According to Infrastructure principal secretary John Mosonik, construction of the 35km Kaloleni-Mavueni road at a cost of Sh2.3 billion has been completed.

He said the road to be commissioned next month would ease transportation of cargo and passengers between Mariakani, Kaloleni and Kilifi town.

He added that the 45km MariakaniBamba road is being tarmacked at a cost of Sh2.1 billion.

Mr Mosonik noted that when the construction of the road is completed next year, it would be the first tarmacked road in Ganze constituency.

“At the moment, Ganze constituency does not have a tarmacked road. But I am glad that the tarmacking of the MariakaniBamba road has already started,” he said.

The PS said already five kilometres of the road has been tarmacked, adding that by the end of next month 10km would have been tarmacked.

Mr Mosonik said the 117km Malindi-Sala Gate Road is also being tarmacked at a cost of Sh4.1 billion. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.

The road is key to tourism as it links Malindi resort town to Tsavo East National Park in Taita Taveta County.

Most of the tourists who come to Malindi for holiday use the road to tour Tsavo for game drives as it is a shorter route than the Malindi-Mombasa highway. President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the construction of the road in September last year and is expected to be completed in October 2019.

It is among projects being implemented by the government through the Kenya Rural Roads Authority’s 10,000 low volume seal roads programme.
Mr Mosonik said encroachment had slowed down the works when some villagers sitting on the road reserves took the government to court demanding compensation.

“About 30 villagers at Kakuyuni took the government to court demanding compensation despite having built houses on road reserves,” he said, adding that the expansion of the Malindi Airport was also a major hurdle.

“The airport’s runway is being extended by a kilometre and it will cut through a section of the Malindi-Sala Gate road,” he said.
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According to Infrastructure principal secretary John Mosonik, construction of the 35km Kaloleni-Mavueni road at a cost of Sh2.3 billion has been completed.
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This one may be quite true cause I used the road in the month of September 2016 and it only had like 1km un-tarmacked to join the Mombasa-Malindi Rd. The road was beautiful with endless coconut plantations in view over the hilly terrain. However, the section between Mariakani and Kaloleni still has the old dilapidating tarmack that could use a new layer to complete the whole great experience of driving on this road.
 

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Kilifi Regional Hospital

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The Kilifi Regional Hospital, a replacement of the small district hospital in Kilifi serves to offer a balance of return to health through Involvement of the self, the family and the community in an environmental design context. Fundamentally, healing is the process of re-establishing harmony within the organism hence illness implies a loss of this balance and the hospital explores a return to this balance through narratives of Growth and Change, the Hospital Street, Sustainable Design, Capacity Building and abstracted localized cultural architecture. The site supports future growth in phases as a hospital is never likely to be finished in one phase. Further the hospital design employs a single axis to the master-plan, allowing services to be distributed easily. This enables the grid for future expansion to easily fit into its context. All services are made to fit within this grid which allows for ease of distribution all through the hospital saving on costs for capacity building in the long run. The project primarily takes a contemporary approach to the character due to the cosmopolitan location of the site.
Maybe something the governor should have fought hard to get it funded. Hopefully it will get built eventually.
 

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The Kilifi County Health Complex Centre.
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The Kilifi County Health Complex will house a complete cancer management unit offering radio and chemo therapy services, thereby reducing cancer cases by three-fold through early detection and screening.

This modern health facility will handle referrals North of the Coast region serving areas of Malindi, Tana River and Lamu Counties, hence decongesting the Coast General and Referral Hospital in Mombasa County which has been straining to serve the whole of the Coast Region from Lamu County in the North to Kwale County in the South Coast.

It will be equipped with modern technology and machines like a Computer Tomography (CT) scan machine, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine (MRI), a Ultra-Eye machine, a Positron Emission Tomography( PET) scan for cancer diagnostics, a mammography as well as a laboratory.

We have also reviewed the facility to encompass an emergency and trauma centre fully serviced with a 24 hour ambulance service system and two operating theatres together with a 6-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facility as well as a 6-bed High Dependency Unit (HDU) facility.









 

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Thread has been dead for a while.

Anyway, Malindi Seafront Project is getting ready to start.













Kilifi Lands executive Charles Dadu said on Friday that they have begun setting up two soccer fields, one for beach football.

Construction also has begun on basic utilities including washrooms, changing rooms and the tourism information centre and an administration office.

"We shall also rehabilitate the Malindi public jetty to have a place for performances," he said.

Dadu said they will also set up sea composite walkway and a cycling path that will be 10 meters wide to have space for pedestrians and cyclists.

There is also parking with a capacity of 100 cars.


In the grand plan, authorities want to develop the beachfront project, will cover nine kilometers from Vasco Da Gama to Sabaki Bridge. To give room for diverse tourism facilities, create investment opportunities, job creation and transform the sector to international standards.

The county has already awarded a Sh150 million contract to refurbish the Malindi Beachfront Road.

The CEC member led a delegation of top county and national government officials at Ocean Beach Resort and Spa and they later inspected the progress of the Pilot project. they said it was satisfactory.

Public Works chief architect Silvester Muli said the pilot project is expected to be completed in three months.

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