Dean Achesa, the Umoja Estate youth who 2 months ago hosted the president after receiving part of the Sh1.9 billion school desks tender has not received his payment.
Achesa who was contracted to make 500 desks in the Sh1.9 billion program neither received the tender nor paid for what he has made.
Questions were raised even on the same day President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Achesa’s workshop in Umoja Estate. People wondered how a desk project tender had been given out yet the advert was made the following day.
Achesa who took a loan from a bank to finance the making of the school desks has been played.
Saddled with debts and no contract, because he didn’t sign any, Achesa is holding the short end of the stick.
‘This is sad’, a Twitter user said.
It is unclear how Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, His PS Karanja Kibicho and clueless Education CS George Magoha got the president to visit Umoja Estate as a show of work being done on the school desks program.
It looks like Fred Matiang’i is involved in another scam akin to the Ruaraka land scandal.
‘How easy is it to lie to the president?’, a Netizen wondered.
‘Does it mean the president doesn’t know what goes on around him?’, another Netizen asked.
Some youths turned down the tender because of costs which they say are unsustainable
‘I was to be paid Sh190,000 for the 50 desks, but the production cost is about Sh260,000, so if you add 25% interest plus VAT you can see it’s a loss. Wow”, a youth wrote online
“I have written a letter declining the offer, and I have explained my reasons,” he added
This young man, Dean Achesa, is a reflection of the potential of the Kenyan youth. He's among the local artisans contracted by GoK to supply desks to public schools & his workshop in Umoja is now a beehive of activity. Today he had surprise guests led by H.E. President Kenyatta. pic.twitter.com/aed5VPK5Xg
— Dr. Eng. Karanja Kibicho (@Karanjakibicho) September 17, 2020
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