Government Debts Hinder Service Provision in Kenya

25 Jul 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Water and sanitation services in four Kenyan cities – Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nakuru – have slowed down due to debts incurred by the former government.Newly elected leaders from the four cities say they are struggling to provide basic services due to funding shortfalls. Their utilities are under pressure from workers, suppliers and other stakeholders.According to Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho, the coastal town, which has recently seen a series of workers’ strikes, has a debt amounting to over $235 million USD. “We have also discovered that the [town] council had been paying non-existent workers,” Joho said during a weekend meeting...

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