The licences of at least 18 contractors have been suspended for violating the National Construction Authority (NCA) regulations, while tens of others have been recommended for prosecution.

According to NCA, which is mandated to clear builders and contractors, the move is aimed at eliminating rogue contractors, as well as dealing with malpractices in the building and construction sector.

The authority has recently started inspecting construction and building projects in the country. It says hundreds of contractors risk being deregistered.

Addressing a media sensitization workshop in Lukenya on Friday, NCA executive director Maurice Akech (left) said that contractors have been involved in cases of construction of buildings and structures which ended up with integrity issues and even collapsed.

Akech, who is the. registrar of contractors, said the board has already forwarded its findings to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation for additional investigation.

At the expiry of the suspension, the CEO said the contractors are expected to apply to be reinstated as there will check afresh and evaluate you afresh based on the documentation submitted. According to the CEO those who satisfy the requirements, we’ll give you a registration again, adding that there’s a provision for a penalty where if, during NCA quality assurance, compliance checks for ongoing construction works, they come across an uncompliant activity.

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