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Four Water Companies in Kiambu County Ordered to Release Information

The Commission has ordered four water and sanitation companies; Karuri Water and Sanitation Company, Kikuyu Water and Sanitation Company, Ruiru/ Juja Water and Sewerage Company, and the Limuru Water and Sewerage Company, to facilitate access to information and records held relating to the request for information made by Joyce Kibithu, Rachael Kariuki, Moses Githinji, and James Nganga. 

The four made requests for information to the water and sanitation companies requesting;

  1. The minutes of the companies/ water service providers’ annual general meeting effective January 2013 to December 2023; and
  2. Copies of public advertisements for all employees who have been employed effective 9th March, 2013. 

The Managing Directors of the four companies did not respond to the information requests of requesters within the stipulated time in the Access to Information Act, 2016, prompting them to appeal to the Commission. 

The Commission, in letters dated 9th January, 2024, to the MDs of four companies requested them to respond to the requests in line with section 9(4) of the Access to Information Act, 2016. 

The letters did not elicit responses leading to the issuance of orders by the Commission on 22nd April, 2024, that the MDs should release the requested information within seven days.