Deputy Governor H.E. David Kones played host to Members of the National Assembly’s Water and Irrigation Committee, led by Marakwet East MP David Bowen Kangogo. The meeting also involved representatives from the Central Rift Water Works Board, with the main focus on expediting the Itare Dam project to address Nakuru’s water challenges.
Nakuru County has been grappling with water issues, with less than 40 per cent water penetration. The Itare Dam, though currently stalled, holds the promise of providing clean and safe drinking water to the county’s residents. The dam’s production capacity is estimated at over 100,000 cubic meters of water per day, benefiting the areas of Kuresoi South, North, Molo, Njoro, and Nakuru City.
Deputy Governor Kones urged the committee to ensure that the project gets underway as soon as possible to effectively address Nakuru County’s water challenges. He was accompanied by County Secretary Dr. Samuel Mwaura, Chief Officers Eng. Margaret Kinyanjui (Water), Martin Kagai (Office of the Governor), and Nakuru MP Charity Kathambi highlight the unified efforts to tackle the water issue in Nakuru.