List of Nairobi Estates That Will Experience Water Shortage

  • An elevated view of motorists along Mombasa Road-Langata Road. Thursday, October 14, 2019
    An elevated view of motorists along Mombasa Road-Langata Road. Thursday, October 14, 2019
    Simon Kiragu
  • The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) Limited on Wednesday, September 29, announced a water shortage in a number of estates along the busy Mombasa Road.

    In a statement, NCWSC highlighted that water would be shut down in estates along Mombasa Road due to ongoing construction of the Nairobi Expressway. 

    The temporary shutdown is expected to begin on Thursday, September 30 at 6am to Friday, October 1, 6am.

    Woman washes hands from water tap
    Woman washes hands from water tap.

    "It will facilitate interconnection of the relocated pipeline to the old pipeline from the junction of Bunyala road and Uhuru Highway to the junction of Lusaka/Lang'ata Road and Mombasa road," reads an excerpt of the statement.

    Some of the areas that will be affected include Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Standard Gauge Railways, Athi River Export Processing Zone (EPZ), Coca Cola, Mukuru, Imara Daima, industries along North Airport Road and Embakasi village, Tassia Estate.

    Others are General Service Unit and Administration Police training schools and Nairobi Inland Container Depot, estates along Jogoo road including Makadara, Bahati and Maringo among other adjacent areas.

    The whole of Industrial Area and adjacent areas will also be affected.

    NCWSC appealed to their customers for indulgence and urged them to use available water sparingly before the water was restored.

    The Nairobi Expressway is a project by the government that is meant to curb traffic. The expressway will link the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

    The contracted company, China Road and Bridge Corporation, is working day and night to build the Ksh62 billion expressway. 

    Transport CS James Macharia previously stated that the project is a very critical piece of infrastructure that will act as a link between the east of the country and the west.

    Already, the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), has allowed motorists to use completed sections of the Nairobi Expressway to ease traffic congestion.

    A section of Mombasa Road.
    A section of Mombasa Road.