Tensions are running high at the Coast Water Services Board following reports that the Ministry of water and irrigation is planning a purge.
The impending purge comes amid claims that hundreds of millions meant for water development and drought mitigation measures have ended up lining pockets of politicians across both factions of the political divide.
Sources indicate that a political faction leaning towards DP Ruto’s UDA is the biggest beneficiary of the 72 million drought mitigation fund disbursed during last year’s dry season under the helm of immediate former Water CS Sisily Kariuki.
Reports point to an inclination by the CWS top brass in tuning in to the current electioneering season and angling for best and most strategic positioning for maximum benefitting from the incoming political dispensations.
This is happening at a time when Coast residents continue to grapple with perennial water shortage.
It is no secret that the umbrella water body has been under the control of a select few who treat it as their personal cash cow but the downward trajectory the agency has taken is a record low.
Tenders for projects that are aimed at increasing water volume into the six counties are being dished out to politicians to secure their patronage left right and centre.
Also, most projects have stalled even though CWS has either fully or partially paid for them in advance.
A source told GOTTA.news that a number of top managers are not seeing eye-to-eye as scramble for the loot threatening to rend the organization asunder.
Essentially, the managers fall along the main party divide; with half of them leaning towards DP Ruto’s UDA while the rest of the gang favours Raila’s Azimio La Umoja.
Among the most affected projects include the Multi-billion Shillings Mwache Dam project, which is said to be a cash cow to the corrupt gang.
The project has had many false starts where monies keep disappearing with little evidence of work performed at the site.
Also, most of the boreholes and wells sunk or earmarked for rehabilitation have been abandoned.
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