Litein, one of the County’s fastest growing towns, lacks a sewerage system, forcing residents to rely on septic tanks and pit latrines. Residents can now rejoice after Kericho County Government secured funding from the German Development Bank and the Kenyan government for the construction of a sewerage plant in Litein town.
The project, which is set to begin in December of this year, will include the expansion and rehabilitation of the Itare Water Project, as well as the construction of a sewerage network and a waste water treatment plant in the town of Litein.
As a result, the Litein water project is planned to improve water and sanitation standards in the fast-growing urban center in order to meet the needs of town residents who have been without a consistent supply of clean drinking water for many years.
Barnabas K. Ngeno, Kericho County Executive for Lands, welcomed foreign support and thanked all relevant stakeholders during a visit to the Kimugu water project in Kericho town Saturday on behalf of Governor Prof. Paul Chepkwony.
Together with officials from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency, the team inspected the ongoing Sh 1.2 billion expansion works at the Kimugu water project in Duka moja near Kericho town.
According to Eric Siele, MD Kericho Water and Sanitation, the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, in collaboration with the Development Bank of Germany and the Lake Victoria South Water Department Agency (LVSWWDA), is expanding the Kimugu Water Supply project, which will connect over 200,000 residents of Kericho town and its environs to water, receiving approximately 13 million litres of clean water daily by the end of this year.
According to resident engineer Fabian Masinde, the project is nearing completion and is one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s key flagships under the food component of the Big Four Agenda.
During the function, Simone Sieler represented the German Development Bank, while Ag. CEO Chrispin Juma represented the LVSWWDA.