In Summary
  • The meeting comes when city residents are facing acute water shortage following the long dry spell that has hit the country.
  • Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company employees downed their tools to protest over City Hall's plans to sell the firm to a French company.

The Nairobi County Assembly committee on water and sanitation has called for a special meeting on Monday to address the crisis facing the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company.

This comes as city residents are facing acute water shortage following the drought that has hit the country and a strike by Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) water company employees.

Some city residents have not received steady supply of water for more than a week after NCWSC employees downed their tools to protest over City Hall's plans to sell the firm to a French company.

GRIEVANCES

Since the water company's workers have vowed not to report to work until their grievances are addressed, many city residents should prepare to put up with the stench from burst sewer pipes and lack of water until operations normalise. The NCSWC introduced water rationing in the city in January.

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