Nairobi 27th, June 2018.
CEC Wambua attributes inadequacy of water in the city to 24yrs of inaction by former governments.
The County Executive Committee Member for Energy, Water, Environment & Natural Resources Mr Larry Wambua has attributed the current inadequacy of water in the city to 24 years of inaction by the previous regimes.
The minister said, "Nairobi City Master Plan recommends construction of a water reservoir every 10 years, Now it is 24 years without any such facility. That is the genesis of the water problem in the city." However, Wambua said that the National Government is constructing three reservoirs and the first one will be ready in December 2018 with a capacity of 40,000 cubic meters a day,
Mr Wambua who led the 2nd annual Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company- Bidco Bamboo tree planting event at Ndakaini Dam in Muranga County said that the Sonko administration will continue to partner with all stakeholders in serving the county residents.
The minister said that the water levels at Ndakaini has improved and the County government has consequently reviewed the rationing schedule. He added, " the city residents will receive water not only in more days but also with an improved water pressure."
The Environment boss said that the city needs 770,000 cubic meters per day against the 526,000 cubic meters supplied daily.
The event which was also attended by Bidco Kenya Chairman Virma Shah saw 5000 bamboo seedlings planted.