Judge Kenyatta removes Lilongwe Water Board out of Area 18 contamination case

The High Court in Lilongwe has removed the Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) out of the Area 18 Water contamination case.

Judge Kenyattta Nyirenda: Made the ruling

However, the court has maintained the case against Lilongwe City Council (LCC) and the Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC).

Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda on Monday made the ruling that LWB is off the case, this means that LCC and MHC are the ones to compensate the concerned Area 18 residents who dragged the three government parastatals to court over a supply of sewage-contaminated water in July 2017.

Area 18 victims, over 1,300 in total, are seeking K4 million each as compensation for being supplied the unhygienic water.

The Court on Monday ruled that Lilongwe Water Board despite being the supplier of the water, was not in the wrong, instead, it has charged the city council and Malawi Housing for being responsible for the incident following their failure to contain the sewer overflow which found its way into LWB pipes.

LCC were the ones handling the sewer system at that time while MHC are the house owners.

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Nellie
Nellie
11 months ago

This should be a lesson to others. It’s very trumatising knowing kuti unama madzi osakanikilana ndi manyi, nkodzo, mamina, makhololo, period, zonse zochoka kuchipatala, you can name it. Nde Ena aziti hiii you will not be compensated, the Thunder and stone that is going to strike you is warming up and soon soon it’s going to palulaaa you. Zikhale zinachitika mmakomo mwanumo munakatani. Tinalakwilidwa.

Futali
Futali
11 months ago

Perhaps it is high time the Judiciary had a technical branch of specialised IT,Engineering,Medical advisors. Otherwise some of the Judgements made don’t make sense..,do we have FIDIC certified lawyers in our country?

Last edited 11 months ago by Futali
Ziko
Ziko
11 months ago

The ruling makes sense….failure to contain sewer overflow….

Faka Mpweya
Faka Mpweya
11 months ago

This problem was lack of viable system monitoring mechanism. If LWB is removed in the case then why MHC? After all water bills are not paid to MHC or LCC. Compensation should come from the service provider for failing to provide necessary services to it’s clients because of negligence . Kenyatta has erred.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
11 months ago

Judge Kenyatta has erred on this ruling…..I guess the question is, how did the sewerage find its way into the water pipes?

The Water Board should not be let off the hook…….it their water pipes were properly sealed there would have been no way the sewerage could have found its way to mix with the drinking water.

Kwangwgwa
Kwangwgwa
11 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Uyo wakwenera kupwelelera mavi ndiyo wanangiska

Ziko
Ziko
11 months ago
Reply to  Kwangwgwa

True

MMalawi
MMalawi
11 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

He has not errored. Kulikonse padziko pano water pipes burst from time to time. There is no such a thing as “if the pipes were properly sealed…”

Stout
Stout
11 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Exactly. If the water reticulation was up to standard the problem would not have been as serious.

ERUTU
ERUTU
11 months ago

Good judgement Kenyatta 💪🏾🇲🇼

Masozi
Masozi
11 months ago

Mutu uwu sugwira ntchito. Lwb is jointly liable together with lcc and mhc. There very fine line between Lwb and the other guilty parties because Lwb were not sealed.

Chisomo
Chisomo
11 months ago
Reply to  Masozi

Bibi ya LCC and MHC inawononga madzi a LWB. Why? Mwakhala mukungoyisiya Bibi yanu kwanthawi yayiyali osachotsa or kukonza. What you should know ma pipe a madzi amatha kupanga burst, ndikukhala kwao. Nde kusowa unkhondo wanu omangoyang’anira Bibi ngati ndi samoosa wa Mtopwa 1 zichepe.
LWB should also sue you. Munawononga madzi ake.

Mr Truth Pains
11 months ago

Very clever ruling by nyirenda

Hora
Hora
11 months ago

Before removing Lilongwe water board from the case,did the court consider the case from engineering point of view? The contaminated water was flowing under pressure while the sewerage filth flows mostly by gravitational force,how did the sewerage under gravity enter sealed pipes containing water under pump pressure?

masa masina
masa masina
11 months ago
Reply to  Hora

That is a very good question.

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