Ndakaini wars:Nairobi county claims ownership

Ndakaini dam.Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has claimed that the dam belongs to Nairobi County Government PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA:Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has claimed that Nairobi county owns the Ndakaini dam just days after the Muranga governor Mwangi Wa Iria said that 25% of the dam revenue should be channeled to Murang’a county.

Speaking at Jamhuri Park during the ongoing Nairobi International Trade Fair, Sonko said that the Nairobi City County Government is legally in possession of land title deed of Ndakaini Dam which is among the sources of water for the capital city.

“No one can pretend to own water resources in the country. Water is a national resource and Nairobi is the Capital City of Kenya,” said Sonko.

“Ndakaini Dam was acquired by Nairobi County and we compensated Murang’a residents who were displaced from that area. In addition to Ndakaini, we have ownership documents for Ruiru Dam, Thika Dam and Ngethu in Gatundu,” added Sonko.

The Governor said his administration will strive to ensure water supply to the city is improved to end cases of water rationing.

Murang’a county leaders have from time to time argued that its ironical for Murang’a county residents to suffer from water shortage when the county water is being channeled elsewhere.