Ksh 300M Water Project Gives Pokot Hope

Citizen News, 25 October 2012: For many years, residents of Chepareria division in West Pokot County have depended upon untreated sources to fetch water for domestic uses leading to frequent outbreaks of waterborne diseases.

The residents have also to trek long distances to fetch the commodity with school children abandoning lessons so that they can fetch the special commodity for their families.

But the water woes in the area have come to an end, thanks to the completion of 300 Million Muruny water project funded by World Vision Kenya.

While touring the area Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore termed the project as a milestone towards enhancing girl child education in the County.

Collymore emphasized the need for the government and development partners in the pastoralist region to support in water provision to enable girls pursue their education.

Speaking at St Elizabeth Girls Morpus when he visited the school, Collymore said his company has given much focus in developing marginalized regions through supporting education and water provision.

World Vision Operation Director Nicolas Wasunna said the water project is benefiting over 67,000 people but has the capacity to serve over 100,000.

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