Sh1b water project in final phase

People Correspondent @PeopleDailyKe

Water shortage could soon be a thing in the past for Kajiado residents thanks to an ongoing programme aimed at drilling 50 boreholes. The project, supported by various partners and estimated to cost Sh1.1 billion, is expected to be completed by April.

Already, 35 boreholes have been sunk since the project was launched in 2016. Outgoing Water Cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa said the government the boreholes will not only provide water for domestic consumption, but also irrigation to ensure the communities, mainly pastoralists, diversify into agriculture.

Speaking during the launch of the second phase of the programme at Oloilalei Primary School in Kajiado Central on Tuesday, the CS said: “Perennial death of people and livestock that residents of this county and other ASAL areas have been facing will no longer exist.” Governor Joseph ole Lenku said he was committed to making Kajiado self-sustainable.

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