Occupants of State House including President Uhuru Kenyatta are set to go without water supply for a day following a directive from the Nairobi City Water.
The water supply disruption will affect the State House and other city estates due to the shutdown of water pumps at Uthiru and Dagoretti to facilitate an upgrade.
The upgrade of the pumping stations situated at Kabete Water Works will see the two water pumps improved to pump additional 25,000 cubic metres of water to Karen, Riruta, Satellite, Kawangware, and Uthiru areas among others.
The shutdown will see water supply to areas served by the two pumps go without water between Wednesday, February 3, 2021, and Thursday, February 4, 2021.
Areas set to be affected by the water supply interruption include Riruta, Kawangware, Dagoretti Corner, and Ngando; all along Naivasha Road.
Installations and estates along Ngong’ Road including Kilimani, City Mortuary, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Nairobi Hospital, Coptic Hospital, State House, Department of Defence Headquarters, Lavington, Kileleshwa, and Kibera will also be affected.
The interruption will also affect areas along Lang’ata road including Lang’ata Estates, Makadara, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Lang’ata Barracks, St Mary’s Hospital, Strathmore University, and Wilson Airport.
Additionally, areas along Waiyaki Way including the University of Nairobi main campus, Parklands campus, Chiromo campus, Westlands, Parklands, Mountain View and Kangemi will also endure water supply interruption.
“The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company will like to inform its esteemed customers that there will be interruption of water supply to customers served from Kabete Water Works starting Wednesday 6am to Thursday 6am,” read in part a notice by Managing Director Engineer Nahashon Muguna.