Kenya's sewerage coverage stands at just 16 and 21 counties have no sewerage system
Murky water gushes from the bottom of a cliff facing the densely populated Katwekera area in Kibera, an informal settlement in Nairobi. It is an open sewer flowing through several villages including Kisumu Ndogo, Lindi and Siranga, Soweto, Makina, Kianda, Mashimoni and Laini Saba. The waste drains into Nairobi River and ends up in the Nairobi Dam.
Joshua Mungai, a father of five, who is sorting plastic cords for sale nearby, has been a resident of Kibera for 40 years, and has seen the channel expand from a stream of clean water to a “sewer river”. Water that used to be clean is now mixed with sewage and of no use to residents.