The project, funded by Nestlé in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society, involves an equipped community borehole, an elevated steel tank and two solar-powered water kiosks, one of them located near Ms Ekeno’s house.
Martin Lerai Edong’a, a youth leader, asked Governor Mohamed Kuti’s administration to help supply water to neighbouring villages so that more people can benefit. “Cases of resource-based conflicts will also reduce as the majority of people will pick up farming to supplement pastoralism,” he said.
Residents have agreed to contribute Sh100 monthly to maintain the water kiosks. Before the project was completed, Nestlé undertook capacity building and community training sessions on best hygiene and sanitation practices.
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