Nairobians grapple with water shortage as rains flood streets

Residents of Kawangware in Nairobi wait to buy water from a local vendor following a shortage during the dry season, April 20, 2019. The problems persists even during rainy seasons. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MAEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The city started rationing water in January 2017, the most affected areas including Lang’ata, Umoja, Githurai and Zimmerman.
  • Water executive Vesca Kangogo said the rationing will likely continue until mid 2020.
  • She said Nairobi plans to curb the deficit by acquiring at least 140,000 cubic meters from the Northern Water Collector Tunnel that is expected to be complete early next year.

Nairobi County residents will, for a while longer, continue to endure water rationing despite the heavy rains.


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