Our attention has been drawn to Gazette Notice No. 9976 of Vol. CXIX – No. 149 (Special Issue). Vide this Gazette Notice published on 9th October 2017; the Governor Murang’a County purportedly dissolved boards of licensed water companies within the county. By the same notice the governor appointed what he called “a care taker committee” to manage water resources, water and sanitation services and all matters incidental thereto within Murang’a County.
Setting the record straight
Wasreb wishes to advise that:
- In keeping with Articles 6 and 189 of the Constitution, the regulator has continuously advised the county government of Murang’a and its agents on efficient and sustainable ways of managing water services. Wasreb has also attended stakeholders’ meetings and offered guidance on water services provision in the county. Despite the said initiatives by Wasreb, the County did not consult on its decision to disband the board. In addition, the county has not communicated the rationale behind such unlawful decision.
- The purported dissolution of boards of water companies contravenes the corporate governance standards in the water sector and the “Caretaker committee” solely appointed by the governor is unknown in law. The decision therefore violates the legal framework for water services management…….Read More…