Residents of Kenya Pipeline Company staff quarters in Embakasi have been advised not to use tap water in their homes after it was contaminated by raw sewage.

A memo from the oil company issued Wednesday indicated that the water supply in the estate was compromised.

“There is a reported case of water contamination at the Embakasi (pipeline) estate and a number of residents are affected. Some have sought medical treatment in various city hospitals,” read the memo.

W.K Ruto, who signed the memo, clarified that Kenya Pipeline Company has reached out to other state bodies concerned with health and water supply in a bid to resolve the matter.

“We have contacted the relevant authorities for assistance in testing and finding out the cause of contamination including Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company, Mukuru Health Clinic and our town clinic among others,” Mr Ruto said.

He warned residents in the affected area to stay away from tap water and seek treatment if they are experiencing diarrhoea and related discomfort.

“Stop using tap water. Seek immediate treatment in case you experience diarrhoea and related symptoms. Particular attention should be given to young children,” said the advisory memo.

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