How to Tell Fake Architects, Quantity Surveyors From Genuine Ones

By Lukorito W Jones

Kenyans will soo be able to tell genuine architects and quantity surveyors from fake ones by asking them to produce a smart card to be issued by their regulator, the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

Speaking at the launch of BORAQS' first strategic plan on Monday this week, Ms Aidah Munano, the Principal Secretary in the Department Housing and Urban Development, expressed concern that unregistered people continue to fleece unsuspecting citizens by purporting to offer them conveyance and architectural services.

In a speech read by the PS, the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Mr James Macharia, expressed hope that in the near future, payments to, and by, architectural and quantity surveying firms will be effected through the smart cards.