Police officers caught in illegal water connection crackdown


Police officers caught in illegal water connection crackdown

In Summary

  • Police in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, have been accused of being part of unscrupulous individuals who have been  illegally tapping water from the Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS).
  • According to ELDOWAS Head of Sales Timothy Bett, police officers at Railways Police Station had illegally connected water to the station despite having been disconnected in May last year because of an unpaid bill of Ksh.3.8 million.

Police in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, have been accused of being part of unscrupulous individuals who have been  illegally tapping water from the Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company (ELDOWAS).

This was revealed following the crackdown on illegal water connections by ELDOWAS officials at the Railways Police Station.

According to ELDOWAS Head of Sales Timothy Bett, police officers at Railways Police Station had illegally connected water to the station despite having been disconnected in May last year because of an unpaid bill of Ksh.3.8 million.

“We have just discovered an illegal connection of water and of which in our estimation has been there for one year this means on average we have been losing Ksh.100,000. We are appealing to those in authority to lead by example,” said Bett.

Mr. Bett said it was so unfortunate that police officers are the ones breaking the very same laws they are supposed to protect.

ELDOWAS has been registering heavy loses due to illegal water connections and the bursting of its water pipes.

Since the beginning of  this year, the company has been conducting regular operations targeting individuals involved in illegal water connections.

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