Bomet, Narok wa­ter short­age to end, says PS Se­gor

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion prob­lems in Bomet and Narok coun­ties are to end, once sev­eral na­tional projects are com­pleted.

But that won’t be any­time soon. Wa­ter PS Fred Se­gor said four projects are at var­i­ous stages of im­ple­men­ta­tion. He said eval­u­a­tion, de­sign re­views, pre­tender doc­u­ments and su­per­vi­sion of the Sh1.5 bil­lion Mu­lot-Bomet wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion project are com­plete. Other projects in the two coun­ties in­clude the Sh300 mil­lion Lol­go­rian wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion project and the Sh600 mil­lion Kil­go­ris wa­ter project.

Se­gor said the African De­vel­op­ment Bank is fund­ing the Narok sew­er­age project for Sh1.6 bil­lion. He told the Star the min­istry aims to im­prove com­mu­nity liveli­hoods, es­pe­cially for those liv­ing in the Mara River Basin. It faces threats such as de­struc­tion of up­stream wa­ter­shed, de­clin­ing wa­ter lev­els, poor wa­ter qual­ity and in­creased pol­lu­tion due to dis­charge of ef­flu­ent into rivers.

Dur­ing the Mara Day Cel­e­bra­tions in Bomet, Gover­nor Isaac Rutto urged the na­tional govern­ment to end wa­ter short­age. “We need the na­tional govern­ment’s sup­port in ad­dress­ing wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion prob­lem in Bomet town,” he said.

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