Kiunjuri cancels 53 tenders awarded by Waiguru


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KiunjuriNew Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has cancelled 53 tenders awarded by former cabinet secretary Anne Waiguru.

The successful bidders of the set categories A, B and D were to supply goods and provide services and offer consultancies.

The ministry had published a notice of the cancellation of the two-year floated tenders that would have expired on June 30th, 2017.

Speaking for the first time at his office after meeting the Transition Authority, Kiunjuri said that he was looking forward to clearing the air and setting a precedent.

He said he wants the ministry free from the problems it encountered since the formation of the counties.

“My ministry is going to solve the transfer of function and the confusion between the central government and counties that has hindered a successful devolved process,” he said.

Kiunjuri also sought the extension of the TA’s term by a year after the agency pleaded for more time to finish tasks ahead of the expiry of its three-year term in March.

The agency had completed 65 per cent of its mandated work, the remainder of which Kiunjuri said a year would be sufficient for.

He said this can be done with focus on the rationalisation of county pensions and declaring county government officials as public servants.

The end of the three years term awarded to the TA was to pave way for the Intergovernmental committee formed by an Act of Parliament mandated with establishing a framework for consultation and co-operation between the national and county governments.

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