KIAMBU, Kenya, Jun 23 – Lari residents will now have access to safe drinking water, after the County Government of Kiambu allocated Sh9.5 million to water projects in the region, a move that aims at directing piped water to households by the end of the year.
This is line with the government’s efforts and plans to increase water coverage in the area, sewage infrastructure and general sanitation.
“Water coverage across the county has been enhanced from 35 to about 60 percent over the past three years. Plans and major initiatives are in place to be able to meet the water demand in Kiambu specifically the western regions of Ndeiya,” said Governor Kabogo at the commissioning of the water projects.
Kabogo commended the National Government’s efforts to step up and lay the necessary development structures to ensure access to clean water for all households.
“Most Kenyan homes have at one time or another suffered water shortages, and perhaps the water projects implemented before have not benefitted the local residents,” noted Kabogo.
He said that the government had already done mapping of where more water pipes would be put and drilling of more boreholes that will increase the amount of water to be pumped into homes.
Governor Kabogo noted that if local leaders were not keen on politicking way before election time Kenya would be so developed, jokingly saying that some leaders started campaign for the next election immediately after being sworn-in.