Governor Mike Sonko Suspends City Water Firm Board over Wrangles
Newly-elected Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has suspended Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) board from its duties until controversies surrounding the firm are looked into.Speaking when he visited the company headquarters yesterday, the governor said he would issue further directions in seven days.
The move comes barely a week after the employees held a protest over the board’s decision to send on terminal leave managing director Eng Philip Gichuki and three other directors over planned privatization of the firm.
Governor Sonko assured employees that there will be no reshuffle in the company, but said contracts that have expired will not be renewed. “The water supply will continue despite these issues but on a rationing basis as it has been. Nothing will change until we are all settled at City Hall,” he said.
by Wangui Githugo