Kajiado Governor, H.E Dr. David Nkedianye, yesterday officiated the commissioning of Kisaju community borehole a project aimed to relieve Kisaju residents from high costs initially incurred in purchase of water for their families and animals consumption.
The borehole drilled 15 years ago by former Olkejuado county council but failed to complete for lack of funds, was equipped and commissioned for use by the now County Government.
Kajiado Governor, Dr.David Nkedianye speaking in Kisaju where he launch the community borehole as well as public toilets at the Kisaju town center, said the borehole has 30M3 water capacity and will be of great benefit to the residents. Dr.Nkedianye added that his government will pipe the water 2KM East and West of the borehole to ensure more people access water from a close distance. The Governor also urged the residents to utilize the water and reap maximum benefits from it.
The Deputy Governor, Paul Ntiati, also speaking during the launch urged the residents to take care of project saying it will be very unfortunate if the same community came seeking rehabilitation of the borehole soon due to neglect.
According to George Ole Meki a resident, the area has faced an immense water shortage for years as Kisaju residents have been depending on seasonal rivers which have been dry for lack of rainfall in the area. Ole Meki farther added that the project will highly benefit the residents as they will begin agriculture which will provide food for them and employment for the youth.
Emily Ntimama a resident also added that during the dry season they had been forced to purchase water for their families and livestock which has been very costly