Tana River Residents call for consistent water supply

Written By: Hunja Macharia


A section of Madogo residents in Tana River County have issued a 21 day ultimatum to the Tana Water and Sewerage Company (TAWASCO) to restore water supply to the town failure.

The residents have threatened to close down their offices in Madogo and paralyze business in the area if their concerns arent addressed.

The residents have accused the water company of neglecting the town even after the recent cholera outbreak that saw at least 78 admitted at the local health centre.

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The Residents further claim the water company has not paid its staff for over 6 months despite Madogo office remitting a minimum of 400,000 shillings per month.

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Led by two former Tana River county leaders Wedo Abadiba and Salat Garacha the residents called on the County Government to intervene before the situation gets out of hand.

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Wedo now claims there is a plan to swindle the residents of Madogo saying the money collected from area is being pocketed by individuals.

The residents have requested the governor to visit the company to have a  firsthand glimpse on the situation saying a majority of the staff should be sacked.

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TAWASCO Managing Director Nasra Hanshi however said the accusations leveled against her are political and meant to tarnish her name.

She said there is normal water supply in the town saying a few boreholes had been submerged by floods causing water shortage.



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