In Summary
  • The county administration explained that all the water companies are devolved entities.
  • The notice signed noted that the High Court ruled that the water companies cannot operate independent of the county government.
  • Kahuti Water’s chairperson Frashia Kamau said that they are consulting with stakeholders on the way forward.

Water wars in Murang’a County are about to resume after Governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s administration cautioned one of the water companies not to hold its planned annual general meeting, saying that doing so will be contravening the law.

The county government, in an advertisement on Daily Nation on April 17, warned officials of Kahuti Water and Sanitation Company not to conduct the proposed AGM which is scheduled to take place on April 24.

Members of public, suppliers and banks were also cautioned not to involve themselves with the meeting with a warning that anyone who will violate the directive will suffer the consequences.

DEVOLVED ENTITIES

The county administration explained that all the water companies are devolved entities and that their assets were transferred and gazetted to and by the county administration and as such they were subjected to public management.

The notice signed by the Water and Irrigation CEC noted that the Murang’a High Court in 2017 ruled that the water companies cannot operate independent of the county government.

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