The High Court in Eldoret on Thursday ordered Uasin Gishu county government to pay Sh29.4 million to a contractor as part payment for the construction of a hospital.
Justice Daniel Ogembo ordered Governor Jackson Mandago’s administration to pay the amount which is 30 per cent of the cost of construction of Moiben subcounty hospital.
The county government was found to have breached an agreement signed with Zedka Technical Ltd Company that was legally awarded the tender to construct the hospital.
The county failed to reply to a suit filed by the firm’s director Martin Chemonges ordering the county to pay the said amount.
“I find merit in the application dated February 13, 2017 and order the county government of Uasin Gishu to release Sh29,437,700 to the plaintiff of the main suit,” Justice Ogembo said in his ruling.
Justice Ogembo said the county administration was served with the suit documents and despite several reminders failed to respond to the suit.
As per the contract between the company and the county, 30 per cent of work on the hospital project was completed on May 2, 2016.