Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui last week led an inspection tour of Thika Dam amidst concerns of low levels at the reservoir despite heavy rains pounding the country.
Chelugui put to rest fears of sabotage caused by alleged draining of water from the dam. “The dam is filling normally. There is no sabotage.” He said.
The CS also cleared the air over claims of existence of two privately owned dams that are diverting Ndakaini Dam water. “I have also seen those Google maps that are being circulated on social media. It should be noted that there are no dams. We have made physical visits following the claims and established there are no dams at all.” He added.
Senate Committee on Lands, Environment, and Natural Resources led by Sen. Halake Abshiro said the Senate is committed to instituting enabling policies that will bridge the gap caused by delayed investment in the water sector.
“As a house we are keen to pursue legislative frameworks that will see increased budgetary alloca-tions by both National and County governments. As the cities grow, so should the infrastructure. Water is a key enabler to realization of the big four agenda.” She said.
County Executive Committee Member in charge of Environment, Energy, Water and Natural re-sources Larry Wambua assured the Company the County support through control, regulation and licensing of genuine traders in water business to stem out illegal dealers.