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What Chinese Have Done In Kenya That Has Left Kenyan Contractors With Bitter Taste In Mouth

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A recent survey shows that the Chinese construction companies that control more than half the value of the Urban road contracts across the country,expanding their dominance from the national highways.The survey analysis that was conducted by business daily shows that Chinese contractors controls up to fifty percent of the Kenya Urban Roads Aithority(KURA) projects worth 25.5 billion Kenyan shillings that were undertaken beginning from last year.The data shows that Chinese have overtaken Kenyan construction companies which account for 13.3 billion Kenyan shillings or 26.2 percent of KURA road contracts across the country.

The survey further indicates that Chinese companies are already dominant in the national trunk road segment,controlling upto eighty five percent of the value of Kenya National Highways Authority(KeNHA).Kenyans companies are ranked in the third position among KeNHA roads at six percent behind Japan's eight percent of the major road work linking counties as well as national towns in the country.The information reveals that the dominance of Chinese companies has left a bitter taste in the mouth of the local contractors who are now losing even on county roads and real estate project.


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