Uhuru Park is one of the most popular recreational parks in Nairobi, Kenya accessible to millions of people. About 400,000 people pass through the park on a daily basis to relax, some use it as a home, others to operate their businesses and others for leisure.
However, the park does not have access to clean water to quench the thirst of thousands of Kenyans who access the park. The only sources of clean drinking water are the plastic water bottles that are not always affordable especially to the youth who frequent the park. These people are then left with the option of drinking contaminated water from unclean standpipes and other unsafe sources that are a health risk to them.
Uhuru park has several drinking points but none of them is working, this is because the taps have been vandalized leaving the relevant authorities to shut down the water system. However, 15th November 2016 marked a major shift in this situation. On this date, ITF with the funding from the Pollination Project, ITF in collaboration with the Nairobi County Government and long term ITF partner, Join the Pipe launched the first ever non-breakable join the pipe drinking water tap station to provide clean drinking water free of charge to everyone who has access to the park.