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List of areas in Nairobi set experience water shortage

By Fay Ngina | May 26th 2020

The Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company has issued a list of the areas set to experience water shortage in Nairobi after the damage of Sasumua water supply system.

In a press release, the Nairobi City Water stated that a massive landslide occurred at Kieni Forest on Thursday night, May 8, 2020, and damaged the main pipeline which supplies water from the Sasumua Dam to Nairobi.

As result, several areas within Nairobi will experience water shortage as the amount of water not reaching Nairobi is 12 percent of the water supply in the city.

Here are the areas set to experience water shortage according to Nairobi water;

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Areas along Waiyaki Way, Kangemi, Lavington, Westlands, Parklands, M.P. Shah Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital and ILRI, Upper Hill, Kilimani.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta Hospital and Community.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->University of Nairobi main campus, Upper and Lower Kabete campus, University of Nairobi main campus hall of residence and Kenyatta University Parklands law campuses.

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<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Estates around Kenyatta market, Langata, Jamhuri, Ngando, Rituta/Satelite, Dagoretti corne, Kawangware.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Areas along Langata, Madaraka Estate, Mbagathi and Ngong roads, Karen.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·        <!--[endif]-->Loresho, Nyari, Kitusuru, estate along Peponi Road, New Muthaiga and Thigiri ridge areas.  

“The amount of water not reaching Nairobi is 61,000m3 per day (12% of the city supply) hence the above areas will receive water with low pressure during the supply day under the water rationing programme,” read the statement.

On Tuesday, the Nairobi water said repairs have already begun and the temporary reinstatement work expected to be completed by May 31, 2020.

“The work will take 6 weeks at an estimated cost of Ksh.362million. Site preparation and construction of access road is in progress to facilitate transportation of materials deep inside the Aberdare Ranges in Kieni Forest,” read the statement.


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