River Gitiri in Aberdares
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Inside fight for the soul of Aberdare and why Sh4bn road through it is a thorny issue

River Gitiri in Aberdares. It is among rivers along the proposed Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru road.

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What you need to know:

  • Nema, the environmental watchdog, which had previously opposed the road project, has now changed its mind and says the road will boost tourism in the region.
  • The proposed road will the Aberdare Forest, the water catchment of Ndakaini and Sasumua dams - the two dams supplying most of the water used in Nairobi City.