Mombasa County will experience another water crisis starting today that will force most people living in the northern parts of the port city to seek alternative sources of water. According to Mombasa water and sewerage company, the shortage of a technical breakdown.
“Areas to be affected include Kiembeni, Bombolulu, Bamburi, Nyali, Vok, Shanzu, Mishomorini, Kisauni, Kisimani and the northern parts of Mombasa island” the company said in a statement seen by Baraka FM.
The company has said that the technicality has affected its main pump at Baricho dam. This is the main source of water supplied to the northern parts of Mombasa County.
However, a report by the Daily Nation indicates that Mombasa water and sewerage company has failed to pay its power bills prompting Kenya Power to cut off the power supply.
Kenya Power Regional Manager Hezekiah Mwalwala confirmed the decision that might force the problem to persist for some time until the unpaid bills are settled.
Mombasa has been a victim of repeated water shortages. One of the most recent shortages happened in February leaving residents with dry taps after a similar technical issue.
Two months later, perennial pipe bursts affected Mzima springs leading to a similar crisis.
However, a solution might be crafted soon after the World Bank a sh 10.7 billion loans and grant to sort sanitation and water infrastructure in Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale Counties.