(con)struction

#1
Construction is one sector that has the highest proportion of cheats, dishonest pple and outright thieves. No wonder almost every politician is in construction in one way or the other.

The foreman thinks the owner is a fool. He will inflate the price of cement. Have ghost mjengo men who he pays every saturday, buy Simba cement but charge you for Blue Triangle and pocket the difference.

The civil engineer thinks everyone who didnt spend time in Mamlaka halls of Nrb Uni is a fool. He will raise quantities required, send his foreman to supervise instead of doing it himself and refer you to his friends handware......because he gets a cut.

The electrician is the worst of all. He knows we fear electricity. He uses that fear to con you. They have friends in Nyamakima area who own electricals shop. He will call them before you two get there and negotiate prices. As you waste your time bargaining, he and the shopowner are silently calculating how much they are stealing from "this fool" If you propose buying elsewhere, they pull the fear factor how " cheap" cables can cause fire to claim all your children and property.......and it works.

The Mkamba sand dealer gets it from Matuu, gets to Thika or Mlolongo and cuts off half of it. The rest is chanuad......thats the term to look full again. If not, they will collect old stolen heaps at Mutindwa, pour water on the lorry to make it look like it was scooped from the river a few minutes ago.

The machine cut stone brokers will scare you how dangerous it is to go to quarries yourself. They will concort stories about robberies in quarries. Just meant to ensure you never know the actual price of stones.

Its a thieves paradise this sector.
 
#3
Hujapatana na rogue and unprofessional plumbers. Wale huchoma PPR using gate valves and GI sockets. Instead of using PPR welding machine. Done that,I know how building owners are fleeced even without any connivance from hardware workers/owners.
 
#4
hao watu wa construction ni wezi sana. but sometimes the owner of the building pays like shit and budgets for materials only. young able professional craftsmen are expensive and rare after the moi government scrapped craft from schools in the late 90s. I dont know what they were smoking. Apart from the thievery, craftsmanship on today's buildings by "watu wa mkono" is a sorry sight.
 
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poyoloko

Village Elder
#6
Hujapatana na rogue and unprofessional plumbers. Wale huchoma PPR using gate valves and GI sockets. Instead of using PPR welding machine. Done that,I know how building owners are fleeced even without any connivance from hardware workers/owners.
Hii labda huko ndani murarandia boss. Ppr machine ni less than 5k . Kitu ya kwanza unafaa uangalie kwa a serious fundi ni tools. Ukiskia mtu amesema 'wacha tukibirie macine yetu kwa kimani tafasari' jua utajengewa ukuta imeslope kama roof na kina quack @Randy who schooled at njoguini politecnic
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:D:D hio ya materials za stima or plumbing ndio hunichekesha sana. ukijidai unajua kujinunulia materials at another shop as a naive first time builder the guy will quote triple the amount of materials needed alafu will take the excess materials back to his regular dealer sasa ndio ukamuliwe double. Ukiskia wakiongea baadaye amidst hearty wicked laughter ndio unaweza jihurumia... "ati karijifanya kajanja" ! Hahahaha! " hii kwanza ni top quority kametupee hehehe while hi fiving each other. They achieve this by also stopping midway the job and you recieve a call from a very timid innocent voice from the fundi .." mkubwa habari, pole kukusumbua lakini cables zimeisha, boss hii nyumba yako kubwa smart aki inameza wire kumeza! Lakini kanatoka smart sana! Hehehe! Wewe kweli ni ndume! Sasa fanya hivi sir, enda pale pale ulienda, niko busy kwa site siwezi enda huko,.".. ( ta alay all suspicion as he already knows you dont trust him)..." waaambie wakuongezee roll ishirini za east african cables, conduit mia tatu, sockets na switches tutaongeza baadaye na Ukumbuke kupatia huyo kijana wako lunch heavy atuletee as promised leo tunachapa kazi kama punda utaona tu:D:D:D:D:D!" Hehehe... mkubwaaaaaaaaa ..ndume kamili! Kujenga hivi smart unadhani ni rahisi? Kama kamau ni manager equity na yake bado imekwama kwa roofing imagine! " hehehe umejaribu,hehe umejaribu munene hehehe ..
At the end of the day after all those rosy words anx praise unapata the guy has swindled you 60% of the materials plus labour as you part ways ukimshukuru sana amidst hearty laughter..conmen i tell you. I personally saw someone very educated infact a child of the owner of days... university a jungu nonetheless being sold a 30 sh fuse for 3800 complete with a etr reciept. ungeskia zile terms zilitumiwa kudescribe the said fuse ungecheka ukojoe:D:D:D. Labour was 3500 for 10mins fixing and 2 hrs idling at his premises drinking fresh juice from the mboch.. na sijasema ni mimi staki lawama
 
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Randy

Village Sponsor
#7
Hii labda huko ndani murarandia boss. Ppr machine ni less than 5k . Kitu ya kwanza unafaa uangalie kwa a serious fundi ni tools. Ukiskia mtu amesema 'wacha tukibirie macine yetu kwa kimani tafasari' jua utajengewa ukuta imeslope kama roof na kina quack @Randy who schooled at njoguini politecnic
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:D:D hio ya materials za stima or plumbing ndio hunichekesha sana. ukijidai unajua kujinunulia materials at another shop as a naive first time builder the guy will quote triple the amount of materials needed alafu will take the excess materials back to his regular dealer sasa ndio ukamuliwe double. Ukiskia wakiongea baadaye amidst hearty wicked laughter ndio unaweza jihurumia... "ati karijifanya kajanja" ! Hahahaha! " hii kwanza ni top quority kametupee hehehe while hi fiving each other. They achieve this by also stopping midway the job and you recieve a call from a very timid innocent voice from the fundi .." mkubwa habari, pole kukusumbua lakini cables zimeisha, boss hii nyumba yako kubwa smart aki inameza wire kumeza! Lakini kanatoka smart sana! Hehehe! Wewe kweli ni ndume! Sasa fanya hivi sir, enda pale pale ulienda, niko busy kwa site siwezi enda huko,.".. ( ta alay all suspicion as he already knows you dont trust him)..." waaambie wakuongezee roll ishirini za east african cables, conduit mia tatu, sockets na switches tutaongeza baadaye na Ukumbuke kupatia huyo kijana wako lunch heavy atuletee as promised leo tunachapa kazi kama punda utaona tu:D:D:D:D:D!" Hehehe... mkubwaaaaaaaaa ..ndume kamili! Kujenga hivi smart unadhani ni rahisi? Kama kamau ni manager equity na yake bado imekwama kwa roofing imagine! " hehehe umejaribu,hehe umejaribu munene hehehe ..
At the end of the day after all those rosy words anx praise unapata the guy has swindled you 60% of the materials plus labour as you part ways ukimshukuru sana amidst hearty laughter..conmen i tell you. I personally saw someone very educated infact a child of the owner of days... university a jungu nonetheless being sold a 30 sh fuse for 3800 complete with a etr reciept. ungeskia zile terms zilitumiwa kudescribe the said fuse ungecheka ukojoe:D:D:D. Labour was 3500 for 10mins fixing and 2 hrs idling at his premises drinking fresh juice from the mboch.. na sijasema ni mimi staki lawama
Wewe ata haujawai jenga pit larine na uko apa ukipiga mdomo......
 

Randy

Village Sponsor
#8
This things can be avoided ..... pay someone to do bq/schedule of materials and do your own procurement.
The idiot who wrote this pia anakaa kama io ngamia inajiita @poyoloko poyoloko hajawai jenga anything.
 
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