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Over 100 people arrested in Illegal water connection crackdown


Nairobi has arrested over 128 people in connection with illegal water connection since governor Sonko launched a crackdown on illegal connections.

The Governor also said the county has also shut down over 483 illegal water connection points within Nairobi.

Since the operation to close down illegal water connections started, the areas of Huruma, Ngei, Pangani, Mwiki, Clay City Kasarani, Maji-Mazuri Kasarani, Githurai 44 and Zimmerman among other regions have realised improved water supply.

“My officers from the county department of water are on continuous surveillance to ensure that this issue of illegal water connection is brought to an end,” said Sonko

He said the operation has also helped the Nairobi City County realise improved revenue from the water billing system.

“Another thing that is notable, is the increased billing figures over the period since we launch this operation. Initially, the county government was losing millions of monies due to illegal connection,” said the City Governor.

The ongoing crackdown is being carried out by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company and targets to end cases of water shortage in city estates.

The operation is being carried out in all the 17 sub-counties within the capital and is led by Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company Director Nahashon Muguna

In December, Sonko announced a Sh300,000 cash reward for anyone who will help the Nairobi City County Government identify those behind the water cartels.