President Kenyatta’s, Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) boss, Mohammed Badi has announced that a new app is being developed to gag cartels who have interfered with the consistent supply of water in the city.
Speaking on Spice FM on Monday, January 25, Badi noted that the app was under development by the Ministry of Water.
He further noted that the app was being developed to function like the taxi-hailing app Uber or Little in which customers would be shown all registered water bowsers and choose which one to buy from.
He also noted that the app is being developed by the Ministry of Water after it ordered registration of all water bowsers and exhaust trucks in the city.
“Nobody knew the number (of water browsers) that are in the city. We demanded that they get registered or lose licenses. Within that registration process, it was a must for you to indicated the place where you draw your water and the areas which you supply.
“Before, they used to take city water free of charge and sell it to citizens. The Ministry of water now is developing an app where you will be able to order for these water bowsers just like Uber,” he stated.
He further noted that the app will show the number of bowsers in the area and each individual information about the bowsers.
“Once you decide what you need in your area, the app will show you the water bowsers in the area, where they collect water to ensure safety and the amount they have paid for that water.
“It will also indicate to you the amount you are supposed to pay,” he added.
During the interview, the NMS boss further noted that cartels had infiltrated other sectors of the county including the garbage collection department.
He noted that some of the trucks filled stones in their trucks before adding a few layers of garbage that would seem heavier when measured hence more revenues for them.
To rectify the situation, Badi, soon after he assumed office, cancelled all contracts that had been issued at the time and ordered for a fresh evaluation.