In a significant stride towards ensuring water accessibility to all Nakuru residents, Governor Susan Kihika’s commitment received a major boost as WWF-Kenya, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kenya and other partners, delivered a grant of Ksh 13 million to the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO). This grant will be instrumental in the restoration of the Kabatini aquifer, a critical water source that provides over 90% of clean water to more than 300,000 residents, and the rehabilitation of two springs in Nessuit, Njoro Sub-County.
This initiative is part of a larger 5-year program titled “Catchment to Tap,” which aims to address the challenges of water resource management comprehensively. The overarching objective is to enhance local capacity, promote sustainable water services, and create investment opportunities for underserved communities.
The event was graced by the presence of Deputy Governor H.E. David Kones, representing Governor Kihika, who commended the partners for their contributions to addressing water-related issues. He also reiterated Nakuru County’s unwavering commitment to resolving the challenges affecting its water sources.
The grant was presented by Mohamed Awer, Chief Executive Officer of WWF Kenya, Myrko Webers, Program Manager Kenya-VEI, and Dr. William Ojwang, WWF Freshwater Lead, accompanied by Nakuru County representatives, including Chief Officers Margaret Kinyanjui (Water) and Ken Barasa (Environment), as well as NAWASSCO MD James Ng’ang’a and other county officials. This collaboration marks a significant step towards ensuring clean water access for all residents in Nakuru.