Residents of Mile 46 can once again access the water source they had highly depended on, after the county emergency fund rehabilitated a borehole that had for years been the community`s only source of water.
The borehole popularly known to the locals as Oltinka Obore is said to have served the community since 1956.According to James ole Saidimu, Chairman of the borehole management committee, the borehole supplied water to the entire Mile 46 town and its periphery, Iloodokilani Secondary School, as well as watered an approximated 7,000 cows, 10,000 Sheep and goats companied.
Speaking to the County Press, James Saidimu said break down of the community’s only source of water rendered the residents desperate forcing them to trek for over 10Km to fetch water for their animals and for domestic consumption.
Nancy Marikua a resident of mile 46 says the water shortage in the area had lead to very high prices of up to Ksh70 per 20litters jerry can, as well as an increase in water borne diseases resulting from consumption of water from untreated water sources.
The County Emergency committee chaired by H.E the Deputy Governor Paul Ole Ntiati, Rehabilitated the borehole by installing a 22KVA Generator Set. Addressing the Mile 46 residents the Deputy Governor said the installed genset has an ability to pump a larger amount of the town, school and water points for the animals. Mr.Ntiati further ordered that water prices in the town go down as the entire community should benefit from the borehole.
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