There’s no bias in award­ing ten­ders to the dis­ad­van­taged – CS

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

CON­STANT MUNDA / The Na­tional Trea­sury CS Henry Rotich yes­ter­day said women, youth and per­sons liv­ing with dis­abil­ity can ten­der for govern­ment con­tracts un­der the 30 per cent quota for the dis­ad­van­taged. Rotich said there is no dis­crim­i­na­tion un­der the Ac­cess to Govern­ment Pro­cure­ment Op­por­tu­ni­ties frame­work, based on the eco­nomic sta­tus of the pro­pri­etors or their kins. “When it comes to AGPO, we look at women, youth and peo­ple with dis­abil­ity. We haven’t gone deeper on this to cat­e­gorise them,” Rotich said dur­ing me­dia break­fast in Nairobi. There was a pub­lic out­cry a fort­night ago, af­ter Sun­dales In­ter­na­tional – a firm as­so­ci­ated with Uhuru’s sis­ter Nyok­abi Keny­atta and cousin Kath­leen Ki­hanya – was re­ported to have been awarded a Sh200 mil­lion ten­der by the Health min­istry un­der the dis­ad­van­taged group cat­e­gory. The CS spoke ahead of the four-day Sec­ond High Level Meet­ing of the Global Part­ner­ship for Ef­fec­tive De­vel­op­ment Co-op­er­a­tion to be held in Nairobi from Novem­ber 28. The fo­rum helps govern­ments, busi­nesses and civil so­ci­ety to end poverty.

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