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Damaged pipe cuts off water supply to most parts of Eastlands

Residents of a number of estates in the expansive Eastlands area will have to survive without water for the next two days following damage on a major pipe which serves Kiambu, Kasarani, and Kangundo.

The areas that will be affected are Kayole, Komarock, Umoja 2, Baraka estate, Njiru, Ruai, areas along Kamuti road, Thika road, Mwiki road, and Kagundo road.

Other areas to be affected are Thome, Kasarani, Zimmerman, Githurai 45 and 44, Mwiki, Kahawa Barracks, Kahawa Wendani and Kahawa Sukari.

DAMAGED PIPE

On Saturday, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) said in a statement the pipe was damaged by a road contractor at Kugeria estate in Kiambu county.

“The pipeline damage occurred when the contractor was laying a new water pipeline from Kiambu to Embakasi (along the Eastern bypass) near the Coca Cola factory,” said Nahason Muguna, Nairobi Water acting Managing director.

He howvere said engineers and the contractor have been mobilised to the site at Kugeria Estate in Kiambu and that repair works, which are expected to take up to 24 hours, have commenced.