MP’s Push for Reduction of Electricity Bills for Water Companies
Kenyans might soon be paying less for their water bills as the parliamentary Energy Committee has tabled recommendations seeking to reduce the cost of electricity tariffs for water companies.
According to the committee Vice-Chairman, Dr Robert Pukose, once adopted, consumers will have undisrupted connections as the recommendations will also address non-payment issues.
Pukose said that they had stopped thermal power generating companies contract renewals long-term contacts inhibit regulation. This was after he toured the Baricho waterworks in Kilifi County.
He further asked the Kenya Power to hold meetings with the water companies in a bid to discuss and seal an agreement geared to reducing the power tariffs.
In other matters, the majority of Kajiado residents have started drifting from the cattle keeping practice to farming. This is due to the ever-changing weather patterns experienced lately.
The residents from the area have been known to be pastoralists for decades. However, the practice has started taking new shape after prolonged climate changes, forcing some of the herders to sell their cattle for crop farming.
Walter Shakita, an area resident, sold all his herd for Ksh2 million to dig a borehole and start practising irrigation farming.
According to the new farmer, farm inputs remain a challenge in the area hence asking the government to consider subsidizing them.
Besides, he urged the pastoralists in the area to consider embracing modern farming like he did saying it is viable.