Archives July 2021



Corporate Governance requires that the Board undertakes evaluation on an annual basis.
Understanding Board’s mandate ,joint and several duties of the board members is an effective indicator to effective Corporate governance practices.The KACWASCO BOD has strived to achieve this through the recent and timely Board Evaluation that took place on 26th July 2021.The directors were taken through the evaluation process by officers from SCAC(State Corporations advisory Committee) FCS Simon Indimuli ,OGW,and Madam Cecilia Mbothu.
The process was a timely pointer to the board on areas of improvement and strategic planning even as they validated the Company’s 5 year strategic plan 2021-2026.
The Board was agreed to come up with a Performance Improvement Plan as advised so as to be able to work on the areas that require improvement as depicted in the evaluation report .
KACWASCO has in the recent past taken initiative towards improvement of general performance of the company as well as ensure compliance to sector regulatory standards.The 5 year strategic plan will be a tool towards ensuring improved/enhanced performance by the company targeting the key themes :-
1.None Revenue Water Management
2.Operational efficiency ,customer service and pro poor stewardship and sustainability
4.institutional strengthening and capacity building
5.Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
6.Monitoring and evaluation
The Board under the Leadership of the Board Chairman Prof .Laban Peter Ayiro ,while validating the strategic plan,agreed to work with management in ensuring achievement of the strategic objectives and goals as per the stipulated timelines .
The Board appreciated the invaluable support by the County Government in strengthening KACWASCO’s institutional capacity .
Present during the two days Board retreat were the Board of Directors,the Chief Executive Officer Eng.Abdikadir M Abdi,Board Secretary Ms.Christabell Ashiono and the Core Management officers .



Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company (KACWASCO) has officially received a licence from the regulator -Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB).

Speaking during the handover ceremony held at WASREB HQ OFFICES today 19th of July 2021, the WASREB CEO, Eng. Peter Njaga commended the Company for the milestone towards complying to regulatory provisions and advised management to take advantage of the opportunity.
He further urged the management to ensure compliance to the WASREB guidelines as provided for under the Licence conditions, and emphasized that the essence of the License is to prioritize water service provision to the residents.
KACWASCO CEO, Eng. Abdikadir M Abdi, while expressing gratitude to the regulator committed to work hard as per the license provisions so as to steer the company to the next level .
The team, which had earlier had a briefing session on the review of the company tariff, was led by the County CEC member for Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Hon.Kulati Wangia, the Company management led by the CEO Eng. Abdikadir M Abdi; Technical Manager, Celsus Shilehwa – PEngTech; Commercial and Finance Manager, CPA Edwin Bukweye; and The Principal Legal Officer and Board Secretary, Advocate Christabell Ashiono.#



The management of Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company (KACWASCO) has validated its five-year strategic plan aimed at improving services and efficiency.

Speaking during the opening of the meeting to validate the Strategic Plan, the Company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr Abdikadir Mohammed Abdi said the document also targets to realign the company’s services and operations to the current situation.

The Management Team together with the team of facilitators

“The company’s last Strategic Plan was developed in 2017 and since then a lot has changed in terms of operations and needs of our customers,” said Mr Abdi.

He said the company is in the process of implementing smart metering and ERP system to integrate all services to enhance technology and improve on efficiency.

“We are embracing new technology to make our work effective and also offer quality services to our customers,” he said.

He advised the company staff to familiarize themselves with the Strategic Plan saying that the document will guide them in their day to day activities as the company strives to improve in 5 years.

Madam Christabel Ashiono, the Company’s legal officer noted that in the past few years, the company has recorded tremendous growth in terms of revenue collection and improved on services offered.

She said as part of strengthening the company which is tasked to supply water in urban areas, there was change in management which strengthened the governance of the Company and led to improved overall performance of the company .

“We have achieved a lot as a company. We have received our license to operate as a legal entity. We are in the process of reviewing our tariff. Revenue collection has also been improved “she said.