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Pay water bills or risk disconnection – Council of Governors threatens

Council of Governors (COG) led by Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has warned Kenyans they risk water disconnection if they do not pay the bills.

In a statement, the COG reminded Kenyans that the government directed that only those living in informal settlements would not have to pay the water bills during the Coronavirus pandemic.

“I take this opportunity to remind fellow Kenyans that the directive from the National Government not to disconnect water was directed to those living in informal settlements. All other Kenyans must pay their water bills to be able to sustain the operations of the water companies,” read part of the statement.

The COG stated that it was evident that electricity bills for water and other utilities have been accumulating. It added that the salaries for the essential water and sewerage workers had gone up owing to the decline in revenue collection.

It went on to point out that more suitable lasting solutions such as electric tariffs, bailing out water companies, a case study in Kakamega County need to be urgently explored before the collapse of urban water supply in the country.

Pay water bills or risk disconnection – Council of Governors threatens.

The COG’s statement contradicted President Uhuru Kenyatta’s where last month he ordered the relevant state parastatals not to disconnect water and electricity as the country tries to fight the ever-spreading Coronavirus.

Speaking in a live radio address from the State House, the President stressed out that no Kenyan should have their water and electricity cuff off due to pending bills.

He added that he had urged the National Metropolitan Service to make sure all residents get access to clean water. He went on to ask the NMS to make sure that they stop water vendors from selling.

“I have also requested the Kenya Power and Lighting Company not to disconnect power to those who are unable to pay but rather understand the situation we are in,” he added.



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