Stop squabbling over water, Uhuru tells Sonko, Wa Iria
President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his counterpart from Murang’a, Mwangi Wa Iria, to stop squabbling over water from Ndakaini Dam.
The two governors have in recent days exchanged bitter words over revenue collected from the sale of water to Nairobi residents.
Speaking at Uhuru Market in Nairobi during Nairobi County’s clean-up exercise on Saturday, the president asked the feuding governors to stop such political games since water is a natural resource that belongs to everyone.
“We should desist for politics of water. It is a natural resource that belongs to everyone and what we should be looking at is how we can share the resource,” said the Head of State.
At the same time, President Kenyatta warned unscrupulous traders who have not conformed to the government directive to have maize flour retail at Sh75 that action will be taken against them for exploiting Kenyans.
Last month, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri had directed traders to sell a 2kg packet of maize flour at Sh75, saying that the price of maize has gone down and that of flour should drop as well.
“Prices of flour must go down in line with the decrease in the price of maize as we strive to provide sufficient and affordable food to our people. Action will be taken against traders exploiting the common mwananchi. They can do that anywhere else but not in Kenya,” he said.