24 March 2014

Kenya: Sh200 Million Lost At Eldoret Water Firm

THE Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company lost more than Sh200 million through corruption and incomplete projects, an investigations report says.

The report by the Uasin Gushu The Public Investments and Accounts Commiitee, says consumers owe the water firm more than Sh450 million in unpaid charges for water supply. ELDOWAS CEO Reuben Tuwei says the company makes losses because of low water tariffs.

Tuwei says the costs of running the company are so high. He says the national government has not approved proposed increments for water tarrifs in Eldoret town.

The report says the firm paid Sh36.5 million for a software upgrading project which was irregularly procured against advise by experts.

It shows that the contractor was paid Sh71 million for extension of water pipes as part of expanding Chebara Dam but the project was not implimented.

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