Nairobi, 12th February 2021.
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, E.G.H commissioned the water interventions to ensure access to free clean water for residents living in the Nairobi informal settlements.
The Government through the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation set aside ksh 1.7 billion to implement independent community projects aimed at increasing water supply to the vulnerable communities especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.
The project which was implemented by Athi Water Works Development Agency in partnership with Nairobi Metropolitan Services, involved drilling of 193 boreholes and construction of elevated steel tanks.
The project targeted high population areas in Nairobi, Kiambu, Muranga, Machakos and Kajiado Counties. 2.1 million residents across these counties can now access free water from the project which is set to supply 41.3 million litres of water per day.
The Head of State commissioned Muthua Community water supply project which has a yield of 15,000 litres and three water kiosks serving a population of 14,000 people. He also commissioned Kabiria community water supply project and Huruma community water supply project each producing 12,000 liters of water per day and serving 6,000 people each.
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