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Kenyans with Access to Improved Water Services Reach 60%

The government has reported an 18 percentage point increase in access to improved water services to 60% due to new water projects. Mr Joseph Irungu, Water and Sanitation principal secretary, said that access to improved water services increased from 58 per cent in 2015/16 to 60 per cent in 2017/18 due to completion of 84 projects which served 3.8 million additional people.

Urban sewerage coverage increased from 21.5 per cent in 2015/16 to 25 per cent in 2017/18 due to expansion of sewerage schemes in urban areas, he added. The PS said this translates to 900,000 million additional people being served.

The PS said that the construction of Chemususu Dam  and Northern Collector Tunnel are at 29% and 57% completion stage, respectively. The government is in the process of Gazetting Kikuyu Springs to protect it as it is one of the oldest sources of water for Nairobi.

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About Kaburu Mugambi

Kaburu Mugambi is a veteran of business reporting having worked with two national newspapers in Kenya. He is a graduate of economics from Kenyatta University. He started his journalism career in 2000 with The People Daily as a business reporter before becoming a business sub-editor. He joined Daily Nation in 2004 as a business writer. He holds a post-graduate diploma in mass communication from University of Nairobi's School of Journalism and an MBA in marketing from the same university. In 2016, he founded Water Tower, a media firm focused on water, energy and climate. Its content cuts across water, energy and climate with emphasis on adaptation and sustainability.

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