The Kenyan government has commissioned a master plan to identify and develop new water sources for Nairobi city. The project that will be funded by the French Development Agency and World Bank will seek new water resources for satellite towns within a radius of 70 kilometres of the capital city to improve their water security.
France through the French Development Agency has been extremely active in supporting Nairobi Water System these past years. 60 millions euro, that is to say over six billions KES, have been committed and disbursed since 2005.
The Feasibility Study and Masterplan for Developing New Water Sources for Nairobi and Satelite Towns was officially launched by Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the presence of Water Minister Charity Ngilu and the French Ambassador to Kenya Etienne de Poncins. Nairobi city has more than five million inhabitants and an estimated daytime population of around five to six million.