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Puzzle of Ndakaini Dam’s Low Water Levels Despite Rainfall


The low water levels in Nairobi’s main water reservoir despite the heavy rains is puzzling. Residents and environmentalists have questioned if there was sabotage at Ndakaini Dam in Murang’a to create an artificial water shortage in the city. It is not clear why the dam is still at 30 per cent capacity despite the heavy rains in the region, yet other reservoirs that rely on the same catchment area are overflowing.