OPERATION LINDA MAJI LIPA MAJI
The government has formed a specialized police unit to curb the rising cases of vandalism and theft of the country’s water supply and sanitation infrastructure.The Water Police Unit (WPU) will comprise officers drawn from the Administration Police Service and will be integrated into the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU). To actualize the move, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki announced the immediate designation of officers to state water management and supply under the category of critical infrastructure sectors.“Effective this month, water infrastructure, and water reservoirs as part of critical infrastructure that falls under the Protected Areas Act (Cap. 204), which provides for procedures of removal of persons who might be found in those places without authorization,” he said. This warrants special protection of all storage and supply assets, systems, and networks owned and operated by the eight Water Works Development Agencies (WWDAs) across the country.