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Nairobi Water fixes burst sewer line after protests from residents

Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has finally repaired a sewer line that had burst near Shrii Cutchi School, Sumba Road in Nairobi West, Nairobi County.

Speaking to Nairobi News on Tuesday, the company’s corporate communications officer Mbaruku Vyakweli said they rectified the sewer line on Tuesday morning and Nairobi West residents should now be at ease.

“Our team headed by Central Regional Officer Mr Masinde were on the site this morning and have repaired the burst sewer and he has confirmed this to me,” said Mr Vyakweli.

Earlier, residents of Nairobi West had faulted the company over its laxity to attend to the burst sewer.


One of the residents who identified herself as Margaret Wanyiri said that the sewer line got broken last week and until Tuesday, the problem has not been fixed.

“The sewer line burst before the Easter holiday and we have tried to contact Nairobi Water to rectify the problem but it has not been sorted out,” said Ms Wanyiri.

She said that officers from the company have been coming to the site with promise of sorting out the issue but often leave without any solution being found.

“We have contacted them four or five times now. The previous time when we had this problem they repaired it but this time we have not seen any development,” she said.

Ms Wanyiri expressed her fears that if the rains currently pounding Nairobi persisted then the waste from the affected line might get to their houses.