On July 11, 2022, the Media Owners of Kenya, the Media Council of Kenya and the Kenya Editors Guild jointly organised the Nairobi Gubernatorial candidates debate. It was conducted in two phases and the top two contenders for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat; Kenya Kwanza’s Johnson Sakaja and Azimio One Kenya’s Polycarp Igathe faced off in the second phase.

During the debate Senator Sakaja claimed that Nairobi has four water sources. Further giving 1%, 11%, 4% and 84% as the amount of water they contribute to Nairobi’s current water supply.

“Nairobi has four water sources,” Sakaja posed, “The first water source is Kikuyu Springs just after Kikuyu Campus that was set up in 1907, after that we developed Ruiru Dam in 1936 it provides 4% Kikuyu Springs only provides 1% which is 4,000 cubic metres of water.


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