CBD, Thika Road, Msa Road & Other Nairobi Areas That Will Experience Water Shortage

An aerial view of Nairobi City.
An aerial view of Nairobi City.
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Several Nairobi estates along Mombasa Road, Thika Road, Jogoo Road, Outer-Ring Road and the Central Business District (CBD) will face water disruptions for 30 hours as technicians repair a water leakage at Ngethu Water Treatment Plant.

In a notice on Tuesday by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, the repair works will begin at 6:00 am on Thursday, October 5, to Friday, October 6, 2023, at 12:00 pm.

The areas to be affected include the Central Business District, University of Nairobi main campus, Coca-Cola Factory, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), EPZ-Athi River, Mlolongo area, Gatundu and Kiambu towns.

Areas along Mombasa Road: South B, South C and the neighbourhoods, including Embakasi Area, will also face water shortage. 

The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company treatment facility.
The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company treatment facility.

The whole of the Industrial area and areas along Juja Road: Mlango Kubwa, the whole of Mathare, Eastleigh Airforce Base, Huruma, Kariobangi, Pangani and Eastleigh were also included on the list. 

Other areas include areas along Jogoo Road: Maringo, Buru Buru and the surrounding estates, including Bahati.

Areas along Outer-ring Road include Baba Dogo, Dandora, Dandora KCC factory, (47) Umoja Estate 1 and 2, Donholm, Fedha, Tassia, Avenue Park and Nyayo Embakasi.

Areas along Kangundo Road set to face water shortages are Ruai, Kayole, Komarock estate, Mwiki and Njiru.

Areas along Thika Road comprise Kenya Breweries, Kenyatta University, Githurai, Zimmerman, Kahawa West, Kahawa Barracks, Kasarani, Mwiki, Kahawa Sukari, Kahawa Wendani, Brookside Dairies, Garden Estate and Thome Estate.

Estates along Limuru Road include Parklands, Ngara, Aga Khan Hospital, University of Nairobi - School of Law and City Park Area, Gigiri, United Nations - Gigiri, Muthaiga. 

Adjacent areas along Naivasha Road and Kikuyu Road, Kawangware, Riruta/Satellite, Uthiru, and Ndwaru Road would also be affected.

Estates along James Gichuru Road, Langata Road and Waiyaki Way, Riverside, Westlands, Lavington, Kilimani, and Kileleshwa were also not spared from the water shortage. 

Other areas include Madaraka, Karen, Lang’ata, Kibra and adjacent areas along Lang’ata Road.

The utility firm indicated that the Ngethu treatment plant will be shut down during the specified period.

It will also involve carrying out scheduled maintenance at the Kiambu reservoir in preparation for the anticipated El Niño phenomenon during the October 2023 short rains.

"Whilst every effort will be made to restore the supply of water as soon as possible, we request all customers in the affected areas to use water sparingly during the period of interruption," read part of the notice.

The entrance of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in August 2019.