Machakos county has ‘ne­glected’ Ma­voko slum

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Northeastern/Eastern -

Res­i­dents of Slota slum in Ma­voko sub­county have pledged to send home Gov­er­nor Al­fred Mu­tua in 2017.

They said the govern­ment has ne­glected them yet they pay taxes.

“We have not seen any de­vel­op­ment im­ple­mented in Slota by the Machakos govern­ment since 2013,” spokesman Joseph Omollo said on the phone on Satur­day.

Omollo said the res­i­dents lack wa­ter, the garbage lies un­col­lected and open raw sew­er­age passes near homes since the dis­so­lu­tion of the Ma­voko Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil.

“You can see the en­vi­ron­ment we live in. We are suf­fer­ing. We were bet­ter off un­der the mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil,” he said.

Omollo said women and chil­dren spend most of their time queu­ing at Ma­voko Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Ser­vices wa­ter kiosks in the slum daily.

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