County Politicians Blamed for Stalling $74 Million Supply Project in Kenya

22 Jan 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

A top official at the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB), a state corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, this week accused politicians of derailing a $74 million USD World Bank-funded project that would transport an estimated 142 million cubic meters of floodwater from Murang’a County in central Kenya to the Thika Dam, 70 kilometers from the capital, Nairobi.The Northern Collector Tunnel project involves construction of an 11.7-kilometer water diversion tunnel from the Maragua River to Thika Dam, where both raw and filtered water will be transmitted in pipelines up to Kabete, on the outskirts of Nairobi...

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