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“Corruption in the water sector makes implementation of economic plans impossible resulting in poverty and diseases due to illegal connection of poor quality pipes in most of the slum areas,”
Most household particularly Nairobi and it’s environs are suffering from an acute water shortage for the last few months and is expected to continue for quiet some time according to a report by Transparency International Kenya (TI-K) in partnership with MAJI NA USAFI a non governmental organization that is aimed at improving good governance in the Kenya water and sanitation sector.
The report findings by Transparency International Kenya say that poor management and corruption within the water sector has lead to malpractices and therefore experiencing a big loss in revenue collection. The study established that 57% of water consumed for domestic purposes was unaccounted for and that cases of bribery for illegal connections were higher in Nairobi at 87%, Mombasa 75% and Kisumu 67%.other malpractices include tampering with meter readings and diversion of water from domestic users to industries.
In its recommendations, the two organizations urged the Ministry of Water to develop institutional linkages that will facilitate detection of loopholes that create opportunities for malpractices.They further recommended the strengthening of consumer participation and feedback systems to encourage water users to file complaints.
This reports comes amidst acute water shortage in most of households particularly in Nairobi and its environs
CORRUPTION KILLING WATER SECTOR.
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