Riruta Satelite Shopping center tenants and residents early last year had a reason to smile after the Nairobi County Government awarded a multi million contract for the revamping and refurbishing of the Shopping center parking and other amenities.
The contract which was awarded to Yamason Contractors Ltd started in June 2016 with the contractor moving on site,after the demolition of Kiosks and eviction of small scale traders who over the years have been plying their trades at the site .
according to the contact the project was scheduled to end in October 2016 which translates that it was to take 6 months to complete ,but up to now work on this noble project has stalled and nothing has been going on since November last year.
The contractor has done about 40% of the intended works and has abandoned the site ,this has resulted in inconveniencing the tenants ,due to lack of parking space but the irony is why the project has stalled.
Hundreds of small scale traders and hawkers who were feeding families and evicted are up in arms and have threatened to go back and continue with their business if the County Government does not address the issue .
Efforts to contact the contractor and the County Government as well as the area MCA have proved futile ,we are all left wondering if the project was being used as a campaign gimmick