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Nairobians flood Twitter with appeals for Sonko’s free water

A gesture by Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko on Tuesday to provide water to a city resident who had complained of a high prices by water vendors opened the floodgates for similar appeals by Nairobians  experiencing water shortage.

Senator Sonko had asked the affected resident to share his location via Twitter in order to be supplied water by the Sonko Rescue Team, only to get dozens of similar requests.

The requests for free water supply were not just from Nairobi

The Sonko Rescue Team has diversified its free services to now include supply of free water to city estates experiencing water shortages.

On Monday, a broken valve that had caused the Ngethu water treatment plant to be shut down was repaired and water supply restored in the Central Business District, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Kenya Breweries.

City residents in different estates have raised complaints over fluctuating water supply, decrying interruptions, decreased pressure and in some cases dry taps for days.