Taps at Kisumu police facilities go dry over bill arrears

September 27, 2016 1:09 pm
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Addressing the press in Kisumu, Odongo said the flows of water will only resume once the outstanding bill is settled/FILE
Addressing the press in Kisumu, Odongo said the flows of water will only resume once the outstanding bill is settled/FILE

, KISUMU, Kenya, Sep 27 – Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company has disconnected water to police service lines over unpaid water bill amounting to Sh3.6 million.

The company sales manager Tom Odongo said the arrears dates back to over one year.

Odongo says the operations of the water services are hampered by the huge arrears.

He announced that 15 water accounts were disconnected leaving the officers to source for water from vendors.

Addressing the press in Kisumu, Odongo said the flows of water will only resume once the outstanding bill is settled.

He said they have tried to have the bills paid but little response from the police headquarter in Nairobi.

Odongo said all the police stations and police posts have been affected including individual houses of top police officers in the city.

While contacted, Nyanza regional police commander Willy Lugusa said he has little over the matter since the bills are always paid from Nairobi.

This is the second time in over four years that the water services are disconnecting water in the police lines.

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