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Nairobi residents decry water shortage


waterResidents of several Nairobi estates have threatened to march to the water company’s offices in protest against continued water shortage despite maintenance work.

Among those who lack water despite two day repairs last week are residents of Umoja 1 and 2, Dandora Phase 1, Donholm, Buru Buru Phase 4, South B and other areas of Eastlands.

The repairs covered the Gigiri reservoir outlet valve, which was to be reinstalled, the Ngethu treatment plant and the transmission pipeline between Ngethu and Gigiri reservoirs.

Supply was cut off at 6am on Thursday and restored at 6pm the Friday but residents still experiencing shortage said they have had to buy water from vendors.

The people urged the county government to intervene saying Eastlands residents always receive water last after repairs by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company.