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Water Company threatens to sue contractor

The  Naivasha Water and Sanitation Company has threatened to sue a contractor undertaking rehabilitation of roads in the town for destroying water connection networks of several estates in the area.

Following  the destruction, fears of disease outbreak looms in the estates that include Kabati, County Council, Site and Services that have been left without water for the last three months now.

The  Company’s Managing Director, Eng. Nahashon Wahome, said their pleas for the contractor to rectify the broken pipes have fallen on deaf ears.

“The contractor is carrying out rehabilitation of these estate roads but he is destroying everything that we have put in place forcing us to incur huge losses,” he said.

Wahome  said they had written to the company on several occasion but there was no positive response, adding that the company was now forced to instruct their lawyers to see the possibility of filing a case in court to compel the contractor to rectify the mess.

He told the press in his office that when the contractor began working on the roads, the water company sent staff to monitor the underground pipes and found that they were all destroyed despite the officers showing the contractor the networks.

The  Director also said water connection to Naivasha Maximum Security Prison had been restored after the management of the penal institution entered into an agreement with the company on how the debt of Sh. 6 million will be cleared at the facility that hosts more than 3,000 inmates.

He said under the deal, the prison will pay the bill on installments while services would be resumed immediately.

By  Esther Mwangi/Brian Kamau

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