Dispute Over Water Extraction From Kenya Gura River

NAIROBI

The conflict pitting Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), which has developed a Sh1.6 billion hydro-power project on Gura River, and Tetu Aberdare Water and Sanitation Company Limited (Teawasco) has been going on for a while. Teawasco draws water from Gura River and supplies it to more than 80,000 households in Tetu constituency. Both KTDA and Teawasco have developed abstractions on the river which are separated by only a distance of 1,500m. Teawasco now claims that it has no water to supply to its customers because of the KTDA project.

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