The Ministry of Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with the Development Bank of Germany and the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency, has funded the expansion of the Kimugu Water Supply Project with Sh1.02 billion.
By the end of this year 2021, more than 200,000 Kericho residents will have access to 13 million litres of clean water per day as a result of the project.
According to the project’s resident engineer, Mr Fabian Masinde, the project, which is one of the President’s key flagships under food and nutrition in Agenda 4, is now 66% complete.
Eng. Masinde stated that construction of the structure at the Kimugu river intake point was 95% complete during a site visit by Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU).
He also stated that other walling at the intake point building was complete, and that river protection works (gabions), intake bridge, diversion closure, and re-river diversion were also substantially complete, with the only thing left to do was to restore the site to its original natural habitat through tree planting and grassing.
Eng. Masinde stated that the supply of steel pipes with a diameter of 600 mm for the 3.3 kilometers of the 7.7 kilometers from the intake point to the treatment works plant has been completed.