Kamiti River originates from Roromo wetland in uplands and is under
serious threat from conversion
Population density increases from the upper catchment section towards
the lower urbanized area, providing an indication of the pressure on the
While land degradation is prevalent throughout the sub-catchment of
Kamiti River, the wetland areas and riverine area provide areas of high
hotspots of degradation that need to be addressed urgently.
The need to meet local livelihood through raising income and food
production at domestic should be addressed through introduction of
suitable alternative farming approaches such as growing of high value crops.
Being close to the large urban areas of Nairobi, Kiambu and Limuru finding
markets for such crops would not be a challenge.
From upper to middle part of the watershed, the gradient is steep and this
encourages soil erosion and thus there is need to use soil management
structures to control speed of storm water.
We need to create a win-win situation there is need to trigger buy-in with
stakeholders early to ensure all are pulling in the same direction.
We expect to achieve five focus areas
1. Wetland conservation
2. Public health
3. Agricultural diversity
4. Capacity building
5. Innovation and research
Unsustainable and outdated agricultural practices around or near wetlands
introduce chemical contaminants into the hydrological cycle, or upset vital
ecosystems around wetland areas.
Kamiti WRUA encourages sustainable agricultural practices that do not
unbalance wetland ecosystems
Kamiti WRUA plugs the environmental conservation knowledge gap by
impacting information, creating awareness and influencing positive altitudes.
We are currently involved in reviving and revamping environmental clubs in
learning institutions to inculcate a conservation culture among upcoming
Research and Innovation
KAMITI WRUA conducts research
and collects data
Environment, its dynamics and
stakeholders - when analyzed it helps
us design and implement effective
programs and initiatives.
One such innovation is the Hydro
pump that is instrumental in the
Dr. Esther Kitur and Mr. David Kariuki at one of the Hydraulic
Water pumps’ sites (Photo credit: RCE Greater Nairobi)
INTERVENE Kenya designs and executes
KAMITI WRUA designs and executes projects and initiatives in environmental conservation and
environmental health with the objective of reversing the negative impact of human activities on our
Kamiti WRUA imparts skills, knowledge and resources to the public to encourage positive behavioral
change that will lead to sustainable resource use and lifestyles.
Our organizations use research and innovation to develop homegrown technologies and inventions
that enhance sustainable resource use
Our activities and project aim to integrate sustainable practices and principles in resource use,
especially among farmers
Our organization also carries out community awareness and participatory activities to engage and
educate the public on environmental conservation, and by extension elicit positive behavioral
change in the community