An excerpt of report prepared by Cytonn Investments a leading asset manager in Kenya analysing the impact of Covid 19 in the Construction Industry in Kenya as follows:
Disruption of Supply Chains – There has been a negative impact on the supply chains as most developers source for construction materials from nations such as China. We expect this to translate to longer development periods owing to a shortage of resources and ultimately reduced building completions.
Prof. Stephen Kiama, has been officially installed as the eighth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, taking over from Prof. Peter Mbithi. During his installation in Taifa Hall, Main Campus on June 5, 2020, Prof. Kiama promised to institute reforms and steer the ship during in the turbulent waters.“The University of Nairobi faces tough times and we must act decisively. We need to institute reforms,” he said in his inaugural speech. “We need to institute financial reforms, governance reforms even as we make key decisions based on data. We need a data management system.
Kenyans have been in a state of panic since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).From a projects perspective, contractors have been a particularly worried lot, seeing as the pandemic has affected supply chains and their ability to meet their contractual obligations.The impact on projects is already being felt with funding, project delays and even requests for contract variation.
Almost nine in every 10 construction professionals have reported a drop in new project enquiries, an industry survey shows, highlighting the heavy toll of the Covid-19 pandemic.Another seven in every 10 have reported drop in communications or follow-ups on some of the ongoing projects.“Only 7.2 percent said ongoing projects remained unaffected as 30 percent reported stalls,” the report adds.The survey, which was conducted in April, involved 181 professionals in architecture, quantity surveying, engineering, urban planning, landscape architecture, construction project management and environm
The University of Nairobi is currently carrying out renovations to women's hostel located at SWA in particular hall 20.The scope of the works includes re-roofing works,external works ( Painting of external wall surfaces and Cabro works) & Internal works (painting of internal walls,plumbing works and carpentry works).The project is currently ongoing.