Proposed law to address Nairobi water problems

January 15, 2018 5:28 pm
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The review of the proposed water and sanitation bill and policy aims at harmonizing national and county government policies/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 15 – Governor Mike Sonko has launched a workshop to review the proposed Water and Sanitation Bill and policy in a bid to address water problem in the capital city.

The review of the proposed water and sanitation bill and policy aims at harmonizing national and county government policies.

Once in place he says, the legislative framework will promote access to safe water and sanitation in Nairobi County.

“My administration is committed to providing safe water to all the residents of Nairobi. In order to achieve this, we are working towards cutting water losses so that we can ensure supply to all households, especially the poor in the informal sector,” said Sonko.

He also pledged to address lack of water in informal settlements as he noted that half a million households have no access to water or the water available is not sufficient to meet basic needs.

“It is also sad to note that water sold in informal settlements is the most expensive water in Nairobi County and this must be addressed immediately,” said Sonko.

In May, 2017 the National Government operationalized water Act 2016 whose purpose is to provide the general framework of implementation of the Kenya constitution 2010.

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