Reps un­easy about bot­tled wa­ter, send sam­ples for tests

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

The Kisumu county assem­bly Wel­fare Com­mit­tee has been asked to in­ves­ti­gate con­cerns by the MCAs that the wa­ter they drink is un­safe. Many­atta B MCA Nerea Okombo raised the con­cern in Wed­nes­day’s ses­sion. She said gen­uine bot­tled wa­ter is not filled to the brim, say­ing this is sus­pi­cious.

This was echoed by deputy ma­jor­ity leader James Omolo. Muhoroni-Koru MCA Wil­lis Ogonyo said he has been un­well and he sus­pects it might have to do with the wa­ter they drink at the assem­bly. Kisumu North ward rep­re­sen­ta­tive Caro­line Owen said they might be con­sum­ing im­pu­ri­ties.

But West Seme MCA Ag­grey Ogosi said they have been drink­ing the wa­ter for a long time and asked why the con­cerns are be­ing raised now. A sam­ple of the wa­ter will be taken for tests. The MCAs said the wa­ter does not meet Kebs qual­ity and want the assem­bly to stop buy­ing it un­til it is proven safe.

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