The African Development Bank (AfDB) has taken action against Joycot General Contractors Limited from Kenya. They have been banned by AfDB for 15 months, starting from September 8, 2023. This decision comes after an investigation by AfDB’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption found that Joycot General Contractors Limited had engaged in fraudulent practices during a tender for the construction of reticulation sewers in Kahawa West and Kahawa Sukari, which are part of the Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Programme: Sewerage Improvement Project Phase II in Kenya.
The purpose of the Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Programme, Sewerage Improvement Project Phase II, was to make wastewater services in Nairobi City better in terms of access, quality, availability, and sustainability.
During the 15-month debarment period, Joycot General Contractors Ltd. will not be allowed to participate in any activities financed by the Bank Group. After this period, they can only rejoin African Development Bank Group-financed activities if they implement an integrity compliance program that follows the Bank’s guidelines.