As chairman of a group of Kenyans in the Diaspora, I oversee our investment buildings back home.
A Kenyan contractor we once hired inflated the cost of materials by almost 200 per cent. Many of the masons would report late and drunk while the night askaris stole any unused materials.
In one instance we paid a lorry driver to deliver ballast but he vanished.
We hired a Chinese contractor, and are now building higher quality units for far less. It’s a shame that our own brothers and sisters see every employment opportunity given to them as a chance to steal.
JAMES MWANGI, Auckland, New Zealand