Nakuru County Governor H.E. Susan Kihika brought joy to more than 2,500 households in Kabatini Ward as she officially commissioned the Kabatini Borehole Water Project and Limuko Borehole Water Project in Bahati Sub-county. The Kabatini Water Project, solarized at a cost of Ksh 3.8 million, features a 225 cubic meter masonry tank, a 100 cubic meter masonry tank, a pump house, and distribution lines. Simultaneously, the Limuko Water Project, undergoing solarization and panel house construction at a cost of Ksh 4.2 million, includes a 100 cubic meter tank and power distribution mains.
During the commissioning event, Governor Kihika urged residents to allow NAWASSCO, one of the County Water Service Providers, to manage the projects, assuring that the County would cover any additional costs to ensure water reaches households. The Governor pledged further support for the community, including the rehabilitation of feeder roads, enhanced street lighting, provision of seedlings such as avocados, and the donation of a maize drier to assist farmers as the rainy season approaches.
In addition, Governor Kihika announced a significant allocation of Ksh 6 million for bursaries in the ward for the current financial year, encouraging residents to apply. She also committed to providing financial assistance to 100 bodaboda riders to obtain their driving licenses and assured job opportunities for youth during the ongoing El Niño preparations by the County Government.
The Governor was accompanied by several County Executive Members, Chief Officers, MCAs, including the area MCA Leah Ng’ang’a, and other County and National Government officials. The commissioning of these water projects reflects the County’s commitment to improving essential services and infrastructure for the well-being of its residents.