BY Nephat Kinyua
The water crisis in Nairobi is to worsen despite the heavy rains witnessed across the country for the last two months.
The Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company has said the water levels at Ndakaini Dam have dropped below 30% despite the heavy rains.
The dam supplies 84 per cent of the city’s water.
Ndakaini Dam collects water from Aberdares, Kikuyu and Mt Kenya areas where heavy rains where have been witnessed recently.
Ndakaini Dam has a capacity of 700 million cubic metres.
According to experts, the diabolical force of water cartels have apparently ordered for opening of eight water gates in Ndakaini Dam, to divert water elsewhere. It’s worth noting these gates have never been opened before for whatever reasons unless the dam’s capacity is to brim and risky.
This is to give their ‘water shortage’ narrative credence with three aims. One, to increase water tariffs in the city, and two, to deny the host county of Murang’a water, and three to provide business to water vendors with their water tankers in Nairobi.
It’s not a mere coincidence someone imported a fleet of water tankers in Nairobi. I have never witnessed the magnitude of down pour that area around Ndaka-ini and the outskirts has experienced for the last one month continuously. As a matter of fact, river Thika has completely flooded and broken it’s banks.
At the border between Kandara and Gatanga constituency, the bridge is almost being swept by water. This is the river which is fed by the dam’s overflow. Murang’a County must benefit from their water resource. People should stop competing with what nature provides free. A God’s resource, for their personal ends!
Its been flooding in the country with all the tributaries feeding Ndakaini busting, remains a miracle how the day has not yet filled to capacity