African Development Bank debars Kenyan construction contractor for 15 months after fraud probe

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has debarred a Kenya-based contractor from participating in activities it helps to finance for 15 months after a fraud probe.

The AfDB said an investigation by its Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption found that Joycot General Contractors, registered in Kenya, had engaged in fraudulent practices during a tender for the construction of reticulation sewers in Kahawa West, Kahawa Sukari.

The project is a component of the €70.8 million Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Programme: sewerage improvement project phase 2, in Kenya.

The project aims to improve access, quality, availability and sustainability of wastewater services in Nairobi City.

During the debarment period, effective from 8 September this year, Joycot General Contractors will be ineligible to participate in Bank Group-financed activities.

It will only be eligible to resume participation in African Development Bank Group-financed activities ones the debarment period has ended and after it implements an integrity compliance program consistent with the Bank’s guidelines.

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