Kitui county government through KITWASCO has initially been supplying water to Kithioko, Matuu and Masinga which are part of Machakos county.
Kitui has also been paying 100% of the bills due to Masinga dam including repairs and electricity supply. The bills especially have been a challenge leading to water disconnection from time to time which also affected Kitui.
The new agreement signed by Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti means:
Kitui through KITWASCO will no longer shoulder 100% of Masinga Dam bills. Machakos will now pay 40% of the bills. There is no net effect in the amount of water coming to Kitui.
KITWASCO will continue supplying water to Kitui as before while Kithioko, matuu and Masinga will now be under Yatta water company as it should have in the first place.