Murang’a County leaders decry water shortage

Written By: Roncliff Odit


Leaders drawn from the greater Murang’a County have decried the perennial water shortage in the area.

Of concern to the leaders is the laxity exhibited by contractors handling the several water projects initiated in the region.

The politicians are blaming the different water companies for failing to work with them while making decisions about the water platform in the region.

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Thursday morning saw leaders drawn from the greater Murang’a County converge in a Nairobi hotel to discuss water issues.

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From the onset the meeting proved to be hot with leaders stating that their people are running out of patience in their quest for clean water.

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Accountability and capability of the contractors coupled with equity in distribution of water in the region was the key challenge raised by the leaders.

Murang’a County accounts for over 50% of water supplied and used in Nairobi County.

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However, the leaders are wondering why the supplier county is itself in need of water.

The meeting comes in the wake of complaints of perennial water shortage in the region, with Athi Water Company being hugely blamed for the failure to supply the essential commodity to the people of Murang’a.


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