You won't believe where your taxes went: 16 non-existent, stalled projects that gobbled up Sh10 billion

A Kenya Airforce chopper [Photo: Courtesy]

The Auditor General has dug up State projects, some dating back to 1970, which gobbled up millions of shillings but added no value.

These ‘white elephant projects’ have cost Kenyans dearly with the amounts totalling a whooping Sh10 billion.

Ken-Ren Chemical and Fertiliser

Sh6.3 billion squandered on loans for Ken-Ren Chemical and Fertiliser, a project which never took off.

Farmers loading subsidised fertiliser t the National Cereals and Produce Board depot in Eldoret [Photo: Courtesy]

Augusta Westland AW-139 Helicopter

Sh2.2 billion Augusta Westland AW-139 Helicopter (5Y-NPS) crashed after four months. No accident report was provided to facilitate compensation.

The Augusta Westland helicopter[Photo: Courtesy]

Kenyas High Commissioner’s residence in Islamabad

Construction of Chancery and High Commissioner’s Residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, estimated to cost Sh443.1 million, was terminated after three revisions of the cost

Islamabad at night [Photo: Courtesy]

Procurement of Aircraft

The cost of procurement of Aircraft, Related Services and Spare Parts cost the taxpayer ShSh498.1 million. The aircraft now being used as source for spare parts

Othaya Sub-District Hospital

Ministry of Health awarded a contract for upgrading of facilities at Othaya Sub-District Hospital to a local construction firm at a price of Sh436.3. The project has stalled.

Othaya Sub-District Hospital [Photo: Courtesy]

The Lodwar Law Courts

The Lodwar Law Courts construction at a cost of Sh814.9 million stalled at 27.7 per cent completion.

Locals outside Lodwar Law Courts [Photo: Courtesy]

Nyando and Muhoroni Law Courts

Construction of Nyando and Muhoroni Law Courts was, at a cost of Sh74.8 million and Sh74.9 million respectively, observed to be behind schedule by 30 weeks.

Nyando a Law Courts [Photo: Courtesy]

Nyamira Law Courts

The Nyamira Law Courts was to be constructed at a cost of Sh118.3 million but was yet to be completed.

Nyamira Law Courts [Photo: Courtesy]

Meteorological Department Embu offices

Meteorological Department was to construct a model county office in Embu in 2009 at a sum of Sh11.5 million. The project has stalled.

Jordanian Airforce plane

Sh1.5 billion aircraft procured from Royal Jordanian Airforce could not fly.

A Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) Lockheed Martin F-16AM Fighting Falcon [Photo: Courtesy]

Kenya House in Windhoek, Namibia

Sh289 million Renovation of Kenya House in Windhoek, Namibia. Building developed cracks soon after completion

Kenya Prisons Service biogas projects

Sh122 million Kenya Prisons Service biogas projects that have never been implemented

NYS flats at Embakasi

Sh49 million construction of flats at NYS Vocational Training Institute-Industrial Area

Food processing factory

Sh460 million for construction of a food processing factory at Kenyatta Barracks, Gilgil.

Amb. Rachel Omamo at the Gilgil garrison [Photo: Courtesy]

Food processing equipment

Sh373 million food processing equipment yet to be supplied to Defence ministry.

Embakasi Garrison

Sh316 million contract for ORS single accommodation, Embakasi Garrison.

Amb. Omamo on a familialization tour of Embakasi Garrison [Photo: Courtesy]