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Ongata Rongai boom town destroyed two vital rivers

Over the past 10 years, Ongata Rongai, a satellite town on the edge of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, has experienced uncontrolled development and exponential population growth. Because of its appealing location close to the city, it's jumped from just under 40,000 residents in 2009 to a population of over 172,000 in 2019. The most recent census data showed a high annual population growth rate of 16%. The rapid increase in population, and accompanying development of residential buildings, has led to huge pressure on the environment, including its waterways.




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  • Majdi Alnajjar

    37 w

    Impactful

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    • johnte ndeto

      39 w

      something should be done this is really terrible

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      • Jane Wangui

        35 w

        @johnte_ndeto Imagine where they drain their waters.The life of marine creatures is at stake.

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      • George Kariuki

        39 w

        Ongata Rongai has a terrible sewage system. There needs to be quick action to solve this.

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        • Grace Njeri

          39 w

          There should be control and regulations that govern activities around the rivers.

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

            39 w

            This is sad. The county government of Kajiado should step up measures to ensure that these two rivers are restored to their initial state. We cannot afford to lose them.

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              39 w

              The environment needs to be protected, if not we are the ones who suffer the consequences

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              • rosebellendiritu

                39 w

                Read about this and it's so discouraging instead the environment should be protected

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  39 w

                  This is a warning that reminds as the importance of controlled development in our growing towns. Sustainability goals must be prioritised.

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