Improving Water Access for Nakuru Residents: Two Key Projects Launched

Water access in Nakuru

Nakuru County is taking significant steps to improve water access for its residents with two crucial water projects recently launched. These projects promise to enhance living conditions and hygiene standards while aligning with sustainable development goals.

Kabatini Borehole Water Project and Limuko Borehole Water Project

Under the leadership of Governor H.E Susan Kihika, the Kabatini Borehole Water Project and Limuko Borehole Water Project were commissioned in Kabatini ward, Bahati Sub-county. These initiatives are set to benefit over 2,500 households in the region.

The Kabatini Water project, costing sh 3.8 million, has been solarized and includes critical infrastructure such as a 225m³masonry tank, a 100m³ masonry tank, a pump house, and distribution lines. Similarly, the Limuko water project, with an investment of Kshs4.2 million, underwent solarization and construction of a panel house. It features a 100m³ tank and power distribution mains.

During the commissioning ceremony, Governor Kihika encouraged residents to entrust the management of these projects to Nawasco, one of the County Water Service Providers. She reaffirmed her commitment to fulfilling her campaign promise of providing clean and safe water access for all Nakuru residents.

In addition to these water projects, Governor Kihika announced plans for various community enhancements. These include road rehabilitation, improved street lighting, seed distribution (including avocados), and the provision of a maize drier to assist local farmers, particularly with the upcoming rainy season.

To support education, the Governor unveiled a substantial sh6 million worth of bursaries for the Kabatini ward this financial year. She urged residents to apply for these bursaries, aimed at supporting underprivileged students and advancing education in the region.

Governor Kihika also shared her commitment to assisting 100 bodaboda riders in obtaining driving licenses and creating job opportunities for youth as part of the County Government’s ongoing preparations for El Niño. Additionally, she plans to provide financial assistance to differently-abled individuals in the area, ensuring their unique needs are met.

Responding to community requests, the Governor pledged to revamp the Kabatini Health Center, with a particular focus on enhancing its maternity department.

Area MCA Leah Ng’ang’a commended Governor Kihika’s efforts to provide clean and safe water to residents, addressing a critical and long-standing need. The Governor’s commitment to fulfilling her campaign promise of clean and safe water access for Nakuru residents was highly appreciated.

Heshima Water Project in Kiamaina Ward

In a separate initiative, Deputy Governor Hon. David Kones led the groundbreaking and official launch ceremony of the Heshima Water Project in Kiamaina ward, Bahati Sub-County. This project, funded by Vitens Evides International (VEI), is set to benefit over 5,000 households in the region.

The Heshima water project includes the construction of a 200m³ water tank and the installation of 13 kilometers of water piping to various households. This project is aligned with sustainable development goals, aiming to improve water access and enhance Water, Hygiene, and Sanitation standards in low-income areas of Nakuru city, specifically Heshima and Free Area.

Water access in Nakuru
DG David Kones launching Heshima Water project

Deputy Governor David Kones emphasized the project’s significance in enhancing water access and hygiene standards in the region. He highlighted its potential to improve the lives of residents in Heshima and Freearea.

These two significant water projects represent Nakuru County’s commitment to providing clean and safe drinking water, ultimately enhancing living standards and well-being for thousands of households in the region.

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