, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 – Kiambu County has started implementing an ambitious Sh64 million plan for water related projects.
Governor William Kabogo pledged to drill 16 boreholes each at a cost of Sh3million in all the constituencies.
More than Ksh15 million has been set aside for piping, tanks, the related labour and operating costs for water harvesting.
Kabogo made the revelation while launching three water projects in Kiambu Town.
“The county government has embarked on the massive development projects with a view to ensuring that every house hold has access to clean water before 2015,” said Kabogo.
Kabogo at the same time sent a stern warning to individuals politicising the Kiambu government development agenda, warning them of consequences should they organize more demos. He was referring to the Thika town demonstrations that saw businesses at standstill earlier in the week.
“It is so unfortunate that some politicians are stooping as low as hiring goons to distract the development of our county. We will take the people behind the looting and the demonstrations to court because those are sideshows,” he added.
Protests over increased levies have also taken place in Nairobi, Meru and most recently Mombasa.
The protests in Meru notably resulted in the hanging of a dog together with calls for the ouster of their Governor Peter Munya.