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This thread is dedicated to news and stats on the water distribution and sewage infrastructure in the country.

Despite the importance of this sector, it has experienced chronic under-funding over the last few decades. The expectation however, is that the devolved govt. system will lead to a rebound in the service provision and investment in this sector

Another alternative is to have a county or city backed municipal electricity provider, similar to how they have water providers. Take the example of NYEWASCO (Nyeri Water and Sewerage Co. Limited). NYEWASCO has had the reputation of being the best water provider in the country since they follow industry best practices. A similarly backed utility provider would provide electricity to the Nyeri/Mt. Kenya region at similar levels of efficiency and cost. The same can be applied to other regions.

In other words, devolve electricity distribution...
^^ can I ask based on which metrics? Cleanliness, coverage, quick response to issues?
@batuzpisces, please find a more informative answer to your question, below:


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They haven't included sewage coverage in that table. I still think Nyeri comes on top in that area, also Kisumu. Sewage lines spread into the rural areas surrounding the major towns in Nyeri county.
 

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President Kenyatta unveils strategic water storage program covering entire country.

NAIROBI, 24th May 2018, (PSCU) - President Uhuru Kenyatta today unveiled government plans to implement the strategic water storage program that will increase the number of Kenyans connected to safe piped water by 9 million people by 2022.

The massive country-wide program will additionally increase the proportion of households with access to safe drinking water from 60 to 80 per cent in the next five years with a special focus on informal settlements and arid areas, said the President.


He spoke at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) Nairobi, where he launched the Ministry of Water and Sanitation’s Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) cycle 2018.

The President said provision of water to Kenyans was an underlying enabler for the attainment of his Administration’s Big Four development agenda “which is the future I see.”

Besides the water reservoirs, President Kenyatta announced that the Kenya Towns Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program - supported by the African Development Bank- will soon be launched in 22 urban centers across 28 Counties.

President Kenyatta said under the water strategic program, the construction of Itare and Siyoi Muruny Dams in Nakuru and West Pokot Counties have commenced while others like Thwake (Kitui) and Thiba (Kirinyaga) dams are in their final stages of stakeholder engagement.

Later in the year, said the Head of State, Mwache dam (Kilifi)-with a supply capacity of 186,000 cubic metres of water per day - will be launched to address shortages in Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi counties.

Additionally, plans to implement the Mzima 11 (two) pipeline are at an advanced stage to supply 105,000 cubic meters of water per day to Taita Taveta and other coastal regions, said President Kenyatta.

Other dams to be launched soon under the new strategic program are Bosto (Bomet), Bonyunyu (on Kisii and Nyamira borders) and Karemenu 11 in Kiambu.


President Kenyatta directed the Ministries of Water and Sanitation, together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, to ensure all affected communities where the water reservoirs will be constructed are adequately engaged on matters of safety.

He said regular inspection and surveillance must become a matter of routine. The projects must also be executed in a manner that assures tax-payers get value for money in terms of cost and the desired impact, said President Kenyatta.

He said despite significant progress made during his first term in office in up-scaling the number of people accessing reliable and clean water, the demand for the commodity keeps rising due to population pressure.

For universal water access to be achieved, said the President, the country requires huge financial resources, both at the National and County levels.

The President applauded development partners for the critical role they continue playing in filling the financial gap in water matters.

He asked the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, together with the National Treasury and the County Governments to adopt innovative funding mechanisms to finance the programs under implementation.

President Kenyatta said the last mile distribution and reticulation of water to the citizens is a function of the counties which he also asked to enhance proper physical planning.

That planning should also ensure adequate sewerage and treatment facilities.

The Head of State said the perennial cycles of serious droughts, floods, drying up of rivers, wells, springs and the lowering of the water table can be attributed to the twin effects of climate change and destruction of forests.

To mitigate this problem, said the President, Kenyans need to plant and sustain the upwards of 3 billion new trees-covering 30,000 square km-over the next half-decade.

The President reiterated the message he delivered during the National Tree Planting Day on May 12 that the fate of our water resources is tied to that of our environment and more specifically to that of our forests.

“Protecting our environment will guarantee the continuity of supply of our water sources. Failure is, therefore, not an option,” said the President.

The launch brought together various stakeholders in the water sector including the National and County Governments, Development Partners, Parastatals and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui led the Water and Sanitation Ministry team while Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi represented the Council of Governors.
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Mombasa County desalination project construction to begin in June
The news emerged following Keyna National Dam Conference, 8 to 9 March 2018, hosted in Mombasa by Keyna’s National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC).

A Spanish and a Swiss company have reportedly won the project comprising two plants with capacity totalling 130,000 m3/d. Construction is slated to begin in June 2018, with the larger of the two plants, in the North Mainland zone, either at Kisuani or Nyali, to complete within 15 months, and a smaller facility in the south, at Likoni, to complete within 12 months.

The award is reportedly for a multi-billion Keynan shillings contract (multiples of $10 million).

Water demand in Mombasa County is 180,000 m3/d, and official supply is pegged at 48,000 m3/d, according to the original tender document. The document outlines a project for three desalination facilities with total capacity of 270,000 m3/d, to be delivered as a public-private partnership, and to include a water purchase agreement with off-taker Mombasa County Government/Mombasa Water & Sewerage Corporation.

Mombasa County wants to stamp out illegal connections to water supplies, as well as unofficial supplies of borehole water which brings health risks.
https://www.desalination.biz/news/0/Mombasa-County-desalination-project-construction-to-begin-in-June/8975/

It's June. Has anyone heard or seen any progress w.r.t this project?
 

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These plants consume sizeable amounts of energy...
 

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Yes they do.. IMO, the coasts' water security is pegged on the building of these desalination plants. Assuming that reality holds true, they would be among the prime candidates to evacuate a large chunk of the power produced by the Lamu plant that some of the shortsighted regulators want to throttle down...
 

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A project in Naivasha that will turn waste into briquettes.



A pilot project has shown very successful results in Nakuru. It would be great to have a similar plant in Nairobi county.

 
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A project in Naivasha that will turn waste into briquettes.



A pilot project has shown very successful results in Nakuru. It would be great to have a similar plant in Nairobi county.

You may just get your wish! NMS and KenGen are planning something at Dandora. These are reputable organisations so im sure something will definitely happen. [SOURCE]

KENYA: KenGen needs consultant for waste-to-energy conversion
By Inès Magoum - Posted on August 27, 2020 / Modified August 27, 2020


KENYA: KenGen needs consultant for waste-to-energy conversion © sirtravelalot / Shutterstock

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen), Kenya's largest electricity generator, is planning to build a waste-to-energy plant at the Dandora landfill near Nairobi, Kenya. To this end, the company is looking for a consultant to carry out feasibility studies at the project site. Interested companies have until September 15, 2020 to apply.
The project for the construction of a power plant at the Dandora landfill site is taking shape. The future waste-to-energy facility will be built by Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen), Kenya's largest electricity producer. On August 25, 2020, KenGen signed an agreement with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to launch the project.
Under the terms of the agreement, the NMS will make land in and around the Dandora landfill site available to KenGen in addition to solid waste. The City of Nairobi produces about 3,000 tons of solid waste per day. They are transported to the recently upgraded Dandora landfill thanks to funding of 50 million Kenyan shillings (over $492,000) from the Nairobi County Government. For its part, KenGen will finance, develop and operate the power plant to supply the Kenyan electricity grid. « The capacity of the power plant and its total cost will be determined after the feasibility study and ongoing discussions with KenGen, » said Stephen Nzioka, the Environment, Water and Sanitation Manager of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).
KenGen is seeking a consultant to determine the viability of the project site. Interested companies must apply by September 15, 2020. In addition to power generation, the establishment of a waste-to-energy plant in Dandora will enable KenGen to further diversify its services in the East African sub-region. The company currently supplies electricity generated from hydroelectric, thermal and geothermal sources.
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I can see why Sonko is fuming mad. Ati he won’t sign Nairobi County Budget.
 
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