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Runda Water Limited (RWL) is a subsidiary company of the Runda Residents Association which hold 75% and with Sanlam Ltd (Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Ltd) having 25% shareholding. The activities of the company are overseen by a Board of Directors whose members are drawn from the Runda Association and the CEO (General Manager) who is appointed by the Board.

Runda Water Limited was incorporated as a private company in Kenya on the 5th of October 1973. The first 2 shareholders/Directors at registration were Chimanlal Ambalal Patel and Arunkumar Ambala Patel.

Runda Water Ltd also operated as a subsidiary of Mae Properties Limited which was wholly owned by Pan Africa Insurance Company from 1993 to 2003. From 2003 to date, the Runda Association acquired majority shareholding in the company while the previous owners (Pan Africa Insurance and Mae Properties Limited) retained 25% shareholding.

Runda Water Limited is a duly registered private company in the Republic of Kenya. It’s operates under the following licenses, certificates and permits:

  • Runda Water started operations in 1975 after being gazetted under the Water Act (cap 372) on 6th February 1975 by the Minister for Water Development Hon. Eliud T Mwamunga.
  • From 1975 to 2003, Runda Water Ltd operated under the Water Act – Cap 372 until it was repealed by the Water Act 2002.
  • Runda Water then signed a Service Provision Agreement (SPA) with Water Services Regulatory Board at the recommendation of the Athi Water Services Board in April 2008.
  • This was occasioned by the inability of Nairobi City Council to supply water to the new estate. The requisite investment in water infrastructure enabled Runda Water Ltd to begin supplying piped water to the residents of Runda Estate.
  • The Water Act 2002 has also been repealed by the Water Act 2016.


We are licensed as a WSP and regulated by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation through the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) , Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) and Water Resources Management Authority