Yuehua Bai, the Chinese owner of Quest Civil Engineering Limited is a rogue man now under police radar.
The ever-smiling crook is said to be planning to flee Kenya after he was exposed for handling various corrupt deals in the construction industry in Kenya.
It is not clear where Mr Yuehua Bai will head to as China as a strict homeland anti-corruption stance.
The fate of Nairobi Hospital’s Covid-19 Centre that is being constructed for use by the United Nations staff in Nairobi now hangs in the balance in this latest development.
Quest Civil Engineering Limited ‘won’ the tender to construct the above-mentioned centre after some boardroom wars edged out the more experienced China Wu Yi Company that had won it in the first place.
It is said that this is one of the reasons that led to the sacking of the 6-months old CEO Dr Allan Pamba.
Allan Pamba and half of the board, through vigorous assessment, had issued the tender to China Wu Yi, but their decison was overturned by the Chairman Dr Irungu Ndirangu and his deputy Chris Bichage.
The firm, Quest Engineering, has some ‘ties’ with some members of the board and thus the ‘win’. Sources claim that R.M Kariuki who is listed in the company’s registration document as a secretary is related to the board chair Dr Irungu.
Yuehua Bai is an illegal immigrant from Kenya who control the construction firm 100 per cent. At the time of winning the tender, he was in Kenya illegally; a thing the management and of the United Nations (UN) didn’t know.
Bai’s two-year work permit, expired on June 3rd, 2020. He has therefore been working in Kenya illegaly, and this includes, signing of the contract in July 2020 and Building the Covid-19 Hospital, for the last four months, without a Work Permit.
“Up to now, he is yet to renew his work permit, and the questions are, did the UN and Nairobi Hospital award the Covid-19 hospital tender without doing due diligence? Was the tender awarded illegally, as the 100% Shareholder, Bai, is working in Kenya illegally?”, lamented a source.
The complainant continued, “We are now in October, after 4 months of construction, and 5 months, after Work Permit expired. Truly, a very serious fault, right there!”.
Note that, as of October 7th 2020, Bai had not even applied for a renewal of his work permit. How can one be in Kenya illegally, and get awarded to Construct a Ksh 1 Billion Covid Hospital funded by the United Nations/Nairobi Hospital? How?
Being in the country illegally means, he does not owe anyone, any responsibility. Foreigners without permits are not allowed to work in Kenya according to the law.
Dr. Pamba and the Technical Team, had awarded the more experienced China Wu Yi Company to undertake the job, but the board followed the ‘kick-back’ route.
Quest Civil signed the Contract in July 2020 for a hospital that was to be built in 30 days; but up to now, close to 100 days, and the inexperienced Quest is still asking for time to be extended.
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