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Relief for Nairobi,Kiambu residents as Karimenu dam Nears Completion

Post by : Ann Njambuya

Nairobi and Kiambu county residents grapple with water shortages every day. this however will be a forget case as the Karimenu II  dam nears completion. the dam is expected to add over 70 million cubic litres of water daily to the two most populous counties in the country.

During an inspection tour by the Water, sanitation and irrigation CS Sicily Kariuki in Kiambu county, the CS indicated  that the project is nearing completion and will help alleviate the perennial water shortages in the counties of Nairobi and Kiambu.

Government officials have been deployed lately to inspect ongoing development projects that are being regarded as Uhuru’s Legacy. Cabinet secretaries, Chief Administrative secretaries, Principal secretaries have been deployed under the national development implementation and coordination committee (NDICC).

As the President Uhuru’s term is coming to an end he is keen on ensuring that at least he has as many infrastructure projects under his belt that have been finalised. such projects include the Karimenu II dam in Kiambu county. the massive project is being undertaken in conjunction with Athi water works Authority.

Ongoing Construction Works at the Karimenu II dam in Kiambu County.
Photo//Ongoing Construction Works at the Karimenu II dam in Kiambu County.

According to the reports obtained by team the dam has a 59 metre high dam wall, a water treatment plant for the 70 million litres. The project is also expected to have two concrete water storage tanks in Ruiru and Juja with a capacity of over  28 million litres.

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The dam is among the projects that are being undertaken as part of Kenya’s Vision 2030. the vision 2030 aims to make Kenya  a middle Income country with a high standard of living.


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