people with improved access to clean water
people with new or improved access to piped sewerage
short and long-term jobs will be created

Danida Sustainable Infrastructure Finance has engaged in a water project covering two population centres, with an expected investment of DKK 1,050m.

Water is a scarce resource in Kenya, and there is an urgent need to improve water supply as well as the handling of wastewater across the country. In response to requests from Kenyan authorities, DSIF has engaged in a water project covering two population centres – Thika and Githunguri – located North and Northeast of the capital Nairobi. The investment of DKK 1,050m (35 % concessionality) is expected to be made in 2024.

While Thika is an urban city, and Githunguri is a rural but fast-growing town, both face similar challenges and development constraints due to old and inadequate water supply and wastewater treatment facilities.

Clean water to 280,000 people
The project involves the construction of new river intakes and boreholes to increase water supply, as well as the construction of dams, which will improve climate resilience and protect supply during the dry seasons. Moreover, the project includes expansion and upgrade of the sewerage network and construction of new sewerage treatment plants.

In total, the project will improve access to clean and affordable water for around 280,000 people and around 360,000 people will be connected to piped sewerage.