More than 600 households have benefited with domestic water from a borehole dug and equipped by the county government to curb perennial water problem for long.
Nkiitu village, Matapato North residents in kajiado central have gotten a reprieve and long trekking for rare commodities coming to an end.
This is after the county government of kajiado under emergency fund digging up a borehole and equipped it with a modern diesel powered generator capable to pump 0.5M liters of water in a day.
The ksh 2M project shall supply the residents with water for domestic use and for their livestock. Pipes have been connected to nearby water troughs capable of catering for more than 1,000 cattle’s in a day.
Locals lauded the project saying they have suffered for so long in search of water. They claim to have been trekking for more than 20km endangering their lives in the dry terrains.
‘’we always wake up by dawn in search of water and most of the times we trek home with our empty jerricans devastated for years, said esther nkanui
Residents have no water harvesting plans that they serve both in rainy and dry seasons.
“it’s a God sent miracle for the residents and their livestock after long time waiting’’ said herdsman Joshua lesile
Kajiado county governor David Nkedianye said the project shall ease the locals suffering.
Nkedianye added that in future the county government has plans to develop rainy water harvesting mechanism as the usual water pans locally known as silanke have been effective.
“water shortage has been a thorny issue in different regions of kajiado county but my administration has put aside a substantial amount of money to ensure each ward has a powered communal borehole by 2017’’ said Nkedianye
He challenged locals to take care of the water projects.
In the last financial year the county government sunk more than 100 boreholes and revived more than 20 stalled water projects
H.E The governor sips water from the borehole