Nairobians will have to stay longer without a continuous flow of water in their taps despite the ongoing rains that have even led to floods in the city.
On Tuesday, it emerges that the level of water in Ndakaini Dam, the main distributor of 90 percent of water to Nairobi is dropping.
The advent of rains had brought with it a glimmer of hope for thousands of city dwellers who have not seen a drop of water for more than one and half years.
The level of water in the dam is now at 30 percent, the lowest and not enough to continue supplying to residents of the city.
The weatherman has indicated that the ongoing rains will be ‘near normal’ an indication that it may not be enough to fill the dam to its required capacity.
The only hope now is on the Northern Tunnel collector which is due to be completed by the end of the year.
According to officials, Ndakaini Dam lacks a reservoir to harvest and store water and that despite the pounding rains, there is little they can do to help.
Most residents in Nairobi have been buying water from vendors with a jerican going for between 20 to 50 shillings with some areas going for as high as 100 shillings for a 100-liter jerican.