Nairobi River Basin Restoration Programme

Nairobi River Basin Restoration Programme

Overall Objective: To restore and conserve the Nairobi River ecosystem by mobilizing resources through sustainable, holistic and coordinated actions for improved livelihoods. 

Project Location: Nairobi River Basin is approximated to be 40km long. It starts from the Ondiri swamp in Kikuyu which was initially called ‘Old Lady Swamp’. It flows through Dagoretti area and crosses Naivasha road between Uthiru and Kawangware. It then flows south of Mountain View estate and Kangemi before emerging at James Gichuru Road near Loreto Convent Msongari. The River then flows near the Westlands-Rhapta road area crossing the Westlands bypass near Chase Bank, cuts across the road at Riverside, before crossing Waiyaki way at Museum hill where it’s joined by its major tributary, the Kirichwa River.


  • Minimize environmental pollution
  • Ensure solid waste management
  • Maintain parks and recreation
  • Ensure environmental conservation.


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