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Keben Dam to end water shortages in Nandi

The proposed multibillion, Keben Dam, in Nandi County, once completed, will end perennial shortage of water in the area.

Cooperatives and Micro and Small Enterprises, Cabinet Secretary (CS), Simon Chelugui, and the Nandi County Governor, Stephen Sang, have said the upcoming water will ensure that most parts of the County that are normally hit by frequent shortage of the commodity, during dry seasons get a permanent solution.

The duo were speaking at Kapsabet Girls High School, during a prize giving ceremony at the school’s sports ground, asked the area residents to be patient, even as the government prepares to fund the already proposed design water plan project.

“The Sh500 million Keben Dam, will solve water challenges in both Kapsabet Girls and Kapsabet Boys High Schools and many other institutions, as well as Kapsabet Town and its environs,” Chelugui affirmed.

Sang exuded confidence that eventually, the project will not only solve water challenges in schools and institutions, but will also serve the surrounding communities.

The governor further disclosed that the project is designed to serve over 60 per cent of the residents of Nandi County including Nandi and Kapsabet towns, the surrounding neighborhoods and those along the distribution lines.

At the same time, Sang thanked Chelugui for allocating money for the drilling of borehole water at Kapsabet Girls School, while he served as the Water CS in the previous Jubilee Government.

The School Senior Principal, Mary Kiprop, said the school was in dire need of water before then, but now over 1,600 girls were enjoying pumped water from the ground.

By Geoffrey Satia

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