, KIAMBU, Kenya, Mar 12 – Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has launched water projects worth over Sh60 million in Kiambu and Limuru sub-counties. The Governor promised that all homes in Kiambu County will have access to clean drinking water by 2016.
Kabogo who was speaking at Rockline Water Project in Kiambu Town noted that area residents had not accessed safe water despite promises by previous politicians who only used the water problem as a campaign platform.
He commended the national government for devolving the function and noted that the county has implemented the function well with most of the homes in the whole county having access to safe water.
Initially before the county governments, access to water was a luxury but devolved units had made accessibility easier.
“Kiambu residents have not had access to safe water for a very long time. My government is in the process of laying pipes to even the most remote of places so that all homesteads can access water,” he said.
He said that the government had already done mapping of where more water pipes would be laid and drilling of more boreholes that will increase the amount of water to be pumped into homes.
Kabogo announced that he would lobby the County Assembly to increase the development allocation to meet the demand from the county. He noted that his government was very keen on fixing roads across the county though budget constraints held the projects back.
The projects will benefit thousands of families.
Kabogo urged the leaders to stop politicking adding that it was time to deliver for the residents.