Residents of Kajiado town will soon benefit from a water supply project launched at Oloosuyian by Eugene Wamalwa cabinet secretary for water and irrigation and the Governor of Kajiado County Dr. David Nkedianye yesterday.
The project which costs about 84 million will supply water to Ildamat ward and Kajiado town where there has been a perennial problem of water ever since.
Speaking during the launch of the project, Eugene Wamalwa said water and sanitation is a constitutional right for every Kenyan.
“Every Kenyan has a constitutional right to good sanitation and water, not just in Kajiado but all the 47 counties in Kenya. We want to partner with the county government and all stakeholders of water companies to solve this problem forever. “ said Wamalwa.
The CS also assured the residents that all uncompleted projects will be finalized soon.
“My team will soon be on the ground to ensure all boreholes are completed soon and we are planning to dig 40 more boreholes in Kajiado County.” Said Wamalwa.
The Governor Dr. David Nkedianye said the county government is ready to gather resources together with the national government in bid to solve water menace in KajiadoCounty.
“My government is ready to work together with the national government and other stakeholders to improve water and sanitation for Kajiado residents. Water is a big problem in the County and my people have suffered a lot sometimes even leading to fights among residents in search of the precious commodity. There has been many promises but none has been fulfill.” Nkedianye told Wamalwa.
Nkedianye added that the county government has allocated ksh10 million in the county ministry responsible for water,to supply water in Kajiado through piping around the town. He said they want to consult with everyone concern to quench the people’s thirst in the area.
Kajiado central MP Elijah memusi kanchori said Kajiado town has suffered a lot due to insufficient water which has proved to be a monumental task forcing residents to incur huge charges to get fresh water.
The MP also expressed his discomfort with TANATHI saying they are doing nothing to help Kajiado residents.
“We are not happy with TANATHI. We want them to consult and engage the county government in their projects so as to ensure smooth running of the intended courses which in the end will benefit the local Mwananchi.” Memusi noted.
The Cabinet Secretary and Kajiado west MP Moses Sakuda later went to commission Kiserian dam a flagship project that is still ongoing.