Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has said that his administration is determined to dismantle water cartels in the city who he says have disrupted water supply to Nairobi residents.
In a post on his official Facebook page, Sonko says that plans are underway to ensure that the city’s residents are supplied with water for at least four times a week before the county leadership finds a permanent solution to the problem.
“We have started dismantling the cartels wale wanawafungia maji (those who are cutting off water supply) at Nairobi Water! Plans are underway to ensure Nairobi residents get water in their taps at least four times a week as we look for a permanent solution to address this major problem affecting Nairobians,” Sonko said.
The governor said that the county is currently supplying water to Mathare area 4A, Huruma and Githurai residents free of charge.
“It shall also be our mandate as a government to ensure that we deliver water free of charge during the rationing period as we are currently doing in Mathare area 4A, Huruma and Githurai.
All Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company water bowsers will also be used in the exercise,” Sonko said.
Water shortage is one of the biggest problems affecting Nairobi residents.
In the build up to the August 8 election Deputy Governor Polycarp Igathe linked the outbreak of cholera to scarcity of water promising if elected, they would ensure steady supply of water to residents of the nation’s capital.