The government has moved in to revive the stalled Lower Kithegi irrigation scheme meant to ensure food security in parts of Embu West sub-county.
A team from the Embu County Development Implementation and Co-ordination Committee found that a new contractor sourced by the National Irrigation Board has already moved to site and started work on the intake at River Ena.
The project was started in 2015 by stalled four months later when the contractor went bankrupt.
Eng. Wycliffe Onyango of Mutahi Engineering Contractors said they expected to complete the work in four months especially now that the rains had subsided.
The project is expected to provide 150 families with an all year livelihood as they are expected to grow crops for the market.
Meanwhile, the National Irrigation Board is looking for shs.54 million to connect the remaining 500 members of the Ruunga Irrigation Scheme in Embu North to water.
The NIB Eastern Regional Manager, John Wairagu said the 22-year old scheme has managed to connect half of the 1000 members of the scheme and hopes to connect the remainder as soon as the money is found.
By Steve Gatheru