Water ministry reveals that 12 more areas in Nairobi to be demolished

The hurt that thousands of Kenyans experienced last month after the controversial Ruai and Kariobangi demolitions is set to be felt by another bunch of Kenyans after the government signalled it’s intent to so in 12 more areas.

Ruai demolitions
Ruai demolitions

The Kenyan government which “cares” a lot about Kenyans especially during this Covid crisis, has through the Ministry of Water explained that the demolitions are in line with the ministry’s plan to expand the capital’s sewerage system.

The Water Principal Secretary Joseph Irungu said;

“The sanitation coverage is at 60% and we need to move it to 80% and to almost 100% if we can manage. It is a very emotive issue but we have to run away from emotions and look at the reality. We cant live in a city of sewerage. Even in your own homestead when you reserve some space to construct your toilet, if you go sit on it, where will you take your sewage you will not take it to your neighbour. So even us here, we can’t take our sewage to Machakos or other counties we have to manage it here within Nairobi,” he stated.

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Irungu clarified that future demolitions will be to clear public land that is meant to have water reservoirs. The areas set to experience further demolitions were listed as the areas around:-

Karura reservoir
Loresho reservoir
Gigiri reservoir
Kahawa West Water treatment ponds
Kabete treatment works and tanks
Karen ponds/Karen break pressure tanks
Dandora sewerage works
Kariobangi sewerage works
Eastleigh sewerage works
Kikuyu springs water source
Outering tower
Farasi lane pumping station

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