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UoN faces Sh237m claim from tower contractor - 6 days ago, 06:59

By: Galgallo Fayo

The University of Nairobi is facing a Sh237 million claim from a quantity surveyor who was hired during construction of its Sh2.3 billion tower, adding to financial woes facing the institution.

Songa Ogoda & Associates has filed a suit seeking to compel the university to pay a Sh193.8 million arbitral award plus interest on the overdue debt.

The firm was retained in November 2011 to undertake quantity surveying consultancy for the construction of the University of Nairobi Tower but the agreement was terminated a few months later, leading to the current dispute that was referred to arbitration.

The firm also wants the university to reimburse it its Sh13 million arbitrators’ cost.

The claim adds on the financial woes facing the University of Nairobi, which earlier last week revealed that among the huge debts facing the institution is Sh1.6 billion in unremitted pension and statutory deductions for its workers.

Documents filed in court on January 8, ...
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