Nairobi Metropolitan Services boss Major-General Badi is turning out to be his own man who does things his own way. Within months after his appointment as head of NMS, he fired Beryl Okumu Odinga as Board Chairperson of the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, replacing her with his fellow military man, Maj. Gen (Rtd) Andrew Ikenye.
Beryl Okumu is Raila’s sister, and although she was consequently appointed by Sicily Kariuki as Chairperson of the Governing Council of the Kenya Water Institute, still many found Badi’s courage unbelievable. However, what Maj. Gen Ikenye did just this week is even more astonishing.
The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company(NCWSC) announced an interruption of water supply in some estates within Nairobi, including State House.
In a notice in the dailies, the water company said the water shortage will last 24 hours starting from 6 am on Thursday to 6 am Friday (yesterday).
The shutdown was to facilitate the repair of the Sasumua Treated water transmission pipeline at the Aberdare forest and the interconnection of the Kabete Reservoirs outlet pipes with the relocated distribution pipeline along Waiyaki Way at the Communication Authority Headquarters.
The latter is due to the ongoing construction of Waiyaki Way – Rironi road.
“Once the works are completed, it will enable release of the road section between Communication Authority Headquarters and the junction of James Gichuru and Waiyaki Way to the Waiyaki Way – Rironi Road Contractor,” said NCWSC.
Just last week, the NMS demolished the perimeter wall of a residence belonging to Desterio Oyatai claiming that the property was constructed on a road reserve and accused the developer of illegally grabbing the public land.
Mr Oyatsi is a director of a bank in which the first family has interests, which thus makes him their direct employee, and their associate too.