Gatanga MP Nduati Ngugi has renewed his calls to have the Northern Water Collector Tunnel project halted over what he says is an imminent breach of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s promise that it will not start before residents of his constituency get piped water.
The MP said even after raising the matter at the beginning of this year and having been promised that the agreement was still on, contractors have almost finished laying the pipes taking water to Nairobi, a clear indication that Gatanga people will not get the water as promised by the head of State.
“The agreement and the design of Northern Water Collector Tunnel was that after water was treated at Kigoro Treatment Works, there would be two valves, one taking the water to Nairobi and the other to the homes of Gatanga residents, and the President himself promised me that.
“The pipes in both Murang’a and Nairobi were to use the same path but those of Nairobi have already been buried and there is no sign that pipes for Gatanga will be laid. The project has to stop until the laying of pipes runs concurrently,” the furious MP said.
He said that the same promise was made to his constituents during the construction of Ndakaini Dam, only for the government to dupe the locals who now live without water despite hosting the dam which supplies Nairobi.