Man Behind Illegal Sewer Lines Diversions In Embakasi Exposed
Kware residents in Embakasi are now up in arms over increased environmental pollution caused by sewer lines diversions.
According to the residents sewer lines blockage is being caused by group of landlords and cartels who are tampering with sewer lines to serve their illegal Mabati houses inside Kware ward.
“They are disconnecting and diverting major sewer lines and redirecting them to serve their plots. This has caused blockages and bursting of pipes due to high pressure further polluting Kimondo and Riverside areas,” a resident told Ghetto Radio News.
Kware MCA Rose Kula has accused a man known as Karis of being behind the sewer mess saying he has been collecting money from landlords to divert the sewer lines.
“Karis is the man behind all illegal sewer lines connections in Embakasi he does drilling with Tingatinga in broad daylight a clear indicator that he enjoys protection, “Kula says.
‘‘We have been complaining to the relevant authority but no response,’’ she adds.
Karis on other hand hasdefended himself saying that he has been doing disconnections to reduce risks other estates are experiencing in Kware.
‘‘Mimi nimekubali nahusika na hiyo shughughli lakini na do hivyo kusaida mitaa zinginee juu hata sisi hiyo sewage inatuangukia na si ati nazifanya solo mimi huongea na watu wa mtaa na landlords na tunaona vile tunafanya..kitu nataka ufanye kam ground wacha kuongea na huko kam uone si ati ni kitu mbaya..’’ he said.
Meanwhile Ghetto Radio News reached Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company over the matter but the company through the managing director Nahashon Muguna has denied receiving any complaints from Kware residents.
He has however, promised to address the matter and take action against those doing illegal sewer connection.
“Am not yet aware of the complaints but what I want to assure you is that we shall mobilize our team to assess the situation and rectify it accordingly …another thing I want to promise is that we shall take action against those tampering with our sewer lines,” Muguna said.