Construction of Kakamega Hospital Halted After Strike

By Benson Amadala

Construction work on the Sh6 billion Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital has been suspended for a week after a protest by workers over safety concerns.

Dr Brenda Makokha, the project's director, on Monday asked the main contractor, CRJE East Africa, to review all the safety issues raised by the workers and come up with a solution.

"This is a five-year project and we do not want the construction of the hospital to be delayed by disputes between workers and the management of the contractor. It's unfortunate we have ended up losing one of the workers through an accident," Dr Makokha said.