80 per cent of Kenyans to Access Tap Water by 2022, Water CS

Water and Sanitation Cabinet Secretary (CS) Simon Chelugui has announced a government decision to design a master plan that will ensure 80 per cent of households in Kenya access clean water.

Speaking during a fund raiser at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kabarnet Sunday, the CS said his Ministry will work hard to ensure every household in the country is provided with affordable clean water.

Chelugui stated that the government has put in place new programmes and vision in the water sector to improve the current water access from 60 per cent and 15 per cent sanitation in the next four years.

We have a master plan to ensure water is provide to all because it is an enabler to the big four agenda, said Chelugui.

He noted that Baringo County is among other counties in the country set to benefit from the governments support through the construction and completion of water projects such as boreholes and dams.

Mr Chelugui added that Amaya Dam Project in Tiaty and Radat dam Project in Baringo South had been funded to the tune of Sh. 9 bilion and Sh20billion respectively.

There are plans also to expand Kirandich dam in Kabarnet and Chemosusu in Eldama Ravine, added Chelugui.

He said water tanks will be set up in Kituro, Kapropita, Kapkut, Pemwai and Kabartonjo amongst other trading centers for the storage of water from Kirandich dam in Baringo Central.

Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis stated that water still remains a crucial sector that can enhance development in the vast county.

Kiptis who was in the company of county commissioner Henry Wafula, Area Member of Parliament Joshua Kandie amongst other leaders said he will work with national government and relevant stakeholders in ensuring water services is availed to the people.

The governor stated that he was working in line with county integrated development plan (CIDP) for the purchase of at least four drilling machines to drill water in the county.

Source: Kenya News Agency