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Bidders fault govt over laptops tender

23 October 2013, 11:34

Nairobi - Companies that participated in the tender for the supply of laptops for Standard One Pupils in public schools next year have said the money set aside by the government for the project is not enough.

The Jubilee government had allocated KES 12 billion for the project that it promised during the campaigns, The Standard.

The government had anticipated the gadgets would each cost KES 8 500 and KES 10 000, but the bidders say the laptops with the governments’ specification cost more than the estimated amount.

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi cancelled the tenders and said a new tendering process will be initiated to ensure that the pupils get the laptops in January next year.

- For more visit The Standard




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