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MP Theuri opens controversial swimming pool in Umoja and it’s free – PHOTOS

Umoja residents can now enjoy swimming at the newly constructed swimming pool in Umoja One Primary School.

The swimming pool is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and it is free of charge.

Construction works started in November and was expected to be finished by March this year.


The project, funded by the Embakasi West Constituency Development Fund, has been marred in controversy, with residents questioning the rationale of constructing a swimming pool in a neighbourhood perpetually experiencing water rationing.

MP George Theuri, in his defence, has explained that the pool draws its water from a borehole sunk in the school.

The swimming pool is intended to host inter-school swimming competitions and is also a recreational establishment for residents.

Embakasi West MP George Theuri (front) at the swimming pool. PHOTO | COURTESY
Embakasi West MP George Theuri (front) at the swimming pool. PHOTO | COURTESY

The MP has urged residents to bringing their kids and families for recreational purposes.

“The swimming pool has been open to the public on weekends for the last three weeks. There are life guards on watch and we are grateful to the Kenya Swimming Enterprise for being able to volunteer five life guards who are always present during the sessions,” said Mr Theuri.