Water vendors

Vendors pushing a handcart full of water container in Kaloleni Nairobi.

| Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

Nairobians likely to stew in water shortages for another decade

What you need to know:

  • The most immediate reprieve articulated in the plans to provide Nairobi with water comes in 2035.
  • A July 2020 report by the Athi Water Works Development Agency shows that the capital city has a water deficit of about 304,000 cubic metres a day.

The government is still in the dark on how soon it can guarantee Nairobians enough water for domestic use.

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