Government to improve sewerage services

Sewerage services in Nairobi will be expanded and up-graded so as to create a clean and sustainable environment in the city, Water and irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa Friday said.

The CS, who was speaking at his Maji House office, said the government is currently implementing a Nairobi Rivers Sewerage Improvement Project in order to rehabilitate, and expand access to sewerage services for the Nairobi population from 40 per cent to 56 per cent by the end of 2016.

Mr. Wamalwa said that the project is part of the larger Nairobi Rivers Basin Rehabilitation and Restoration Programme for enhanced sustainable management to support the regeneration of socio-economic activities and improved livelihoods.

“This project will eliminate pollution of Nairobi Rivers and protect them as alternative water sources, as well as increase sewerage network coverage,” Wamalwa explained.

He further added that the project is targeting the high density areas, which have low levels of service and the biggest contributors to pollution of the Nairobi Rivers.

Wamalwa was speaking when he met with the Nairobi County Sectoral Committee on Water and Sanitation at Maji house in Nairobi.

Source: Agency