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Expect dry taps in Nairobi from Wednesday

By Mercy Asamba | February 1st 2021

Nairobi residents will from Wednesday experience an interruption of water supply, specifically those customers who are served by Kabete Water Works.

According to the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, the interruption will start on February 3 at 6 am to February 4 at 6 am.

Areas to be affected include will be Riruta, Kawangware, Dagoretti Corner, Ngando, Kilimani, City mortuary, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi hospital, Coptic hospital, State House, Department of Defense headquarters, Lavington, Kileleshwa, Kibera and Forces Memorial Hospital.

Others include: Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Golf Course Estate, Kenyatta Market, Karen, areas along Gatanga Road, Lang’ata Estates, Makadara, KWS, St Mary’s Hospital, Strathmore University, Wilson Airport, among others.

Nairobi Water said the shutdown is to facilitate the upgrading of the Uthiru Pumps and Dagoretti Pumps suctions.

“The pumping station situated at Kabete Water Works is being upgraded to pump additional 25000M3 of water to Karen, Riruta, Satelite, Kawangware and Uthiru areas,” Nairobi Water said.

The company urged residents in the affected areas to reserve and use water sparingly before and during the period of interruption.

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