Nairobi River water, all the way from Lavington to Dandora, was a sparkling wonder a few decades ago. Dead foetuses, used syringes, raw human waste and hazardous industrial waste have replaced fish and freshwater creatures in the river that flows across Kenya's capital city. Early this month, Nema shut five factories in Industrial Area for discharging effluent in one of Nairobi River tributaries. Nairobi River is a tributary of River Athi which will be the main source of water for the dam. Nema director general Geoffrey Wahungu said there were many challenges in cleaning up Nairobi River.
Source: The Star May 16, 2019 14:48 UTC