The African Development Bank (AfDB) has taken action against Joycot General Contractors Limited for their involvement in fraudulent activities.
Consequently, the construction company is now blacklisted and prohibited from conducting any business with the pan-African lender for a duration of 15 months, starting from September 8, 2023.
The investigation conducted by AfDB’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption revealed that Joycot General Contractors engaged in fraudulent practices during a tender process related to the construction of reticulation sewers in Kahawa West and Kahawa Sukari.
This project was a crucial component of the Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Programme: Sewerage Improvement Project Phase II, which aimed to enhance access, quality, availability, and sustainability of wastewater services in Nairobi City, Kenya.
AfDB issued a statement confirming that, “During the debarment period, Joycot General Contractors Ltd. will be ineligible to participate in Bank Group-financed activities.”
Furthermore, the statement outlined that “At the expiry of the debarment period, Joycot General Contractors Ltd. will only be eligible to resume participation in African Development Bank Group-financed activities after it implements an integrity compliance program consistent with the Bank’s guidelines.”