The Council of Governors (CoG) and the Ministry of Water and Sanitation have agreed to develop a benefit-sharing mechanism aimed at ensuring that the people of Murang’a profit from water sourced from the county and consumed in Nairobi.
In a meeting led by the CoG chairperson of the water committee, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, and other committee members and attended by Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa and his Water counterpart Simon Chelugui, the team agreed that a framework will be developed to ensure counties where dams are located benefit from the resources.
But even then, it's not clear if the team will propose amendment to the law in a matter likely to see an avalanche of Court cases. Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang Nyong'o called for disbandment of the Water Service Boards saying they are a duplication of the County work.
The water benefits sharing wars have escalated between Governors Mwangi wa Iria and his Mike Sonko.
Water Act places governance of the water sector under Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) whose CEO Robert Gakubia also attended the high level meeting at the COG offices
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