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President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta briefed on Mombasa, Kisumu projects

By Waweru Titus | Published Wed, November 15th 2017 at 00:00, Updated November 14th 2017 at 23:48 GMT +3
President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulates Eugene Wamalwa after he was sworn in as the Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary at State House in Nairobi on July 9.[File]

In summary


  • The President was today in his Harambee House office, briefed on the progress in the Government’s plan to make Nairobi and other cities water sufficient by the year 2020
  • The Government is constructing 60 mega dams spread over all regions of the country



President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has been briefed on plans to make Mombasa and Kisumu counties water sufficient.

According to Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, the Government was working to resolve the water crisis facing the cities.

CS Wamalwa said on Tuesday that the water crisis in Kisumu County would soon be resolved once the Kisumu water supply project is completed.

“Kisumu is expected to become the first city that will become water sufficient after the completion of the Kisumu water supply project,” said Wamalwa.

In Mombasa, Mwache Dam and the Mzima Springs 2 water pipeline projects are expected to boost the supply once they are completed.

Other counties in the Government’s plan to boost water supply include Nairobi and Nakuru counties.

“The soon to be completed Northern Water Tunnel from Muranga, is expected to increase the water supply to Nairobi by 140 million litres. An additional 100 million litres or more of water will be supplied to the city through the construction and completion of Karimeni 2 and Ruiru 2 dams,” the CS pointed out.

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