If this was Tanzania; right now the Chinese contractor who was building the Sigiri Bridge would have been arrested under direct orders of President John Pombe Magufuli; his passport confiscated and all Engineers involved in the work.
Right now in Tanzania you don’t waste the equivalent of Ksh1.5 billion shillings and continue walking scot free. President Magufi and PM Kassim Majaliwa will jail you!
You will wait to hear President Uhuru revisit the bridge or even utter a word; on the contrary, you will be shocked that the police guarding the Chinese scambag have been increased, his home(s) guarded as government liaise with the press (Daily Nation) for massive cover up.
Little Kikuyus online like Moses Kuria already blaming Raila Odinga and NASA, calling it ‘economic sabotage’ being perpetrated to injure President Uhuru re-election.
As this happens, thousands of young people are out of employment because projects like Sigiri Bridge are allocated billions of shillings, with no accountability.
The billions are collected from poor traders eking out their livelihoods at one of the worst times to be an adult in Kenya.
One wonders, did the Engineering Board of Kenya (EBK) or Ministry of Transport ever inspect this bridge at every stage?
When President Uhuru toured it two weeks ago; what assurance was he given? How did so many people miss the signs? There was no tremor. It rained; the water level rose, as it should, and then; this bridge just went down!
And, God forbid, what would have happened had this bridge collapsed with President Uhuru, his Deputy and all those higher ups who toured it?
And, even worse, what tragedy would have been more painful than this bridge collapsing with hundreds of residents of Budalangi?
Some heads should and must roll.