Sustainable Solutions; Gravity- fed System Ensures Reliable Water Access for Generations

The Principal Secretary, Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation, Julius Korir and Governor Simon Kachapin inaugurated the Muruny-Chepareria Water Project valued at Kes. 90 million and later led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mtembur-Kitalakapel Water Project, funded through a collaborative effort between the Water Trust Fund and the county government of West Pokot.

The Muruny-Chepareria project will benefit nearly 60,000 residents across Chepareria, Kipkomo, Senetwo, Ywalateke, and Morpus in Bartei location while the Mtembur-Kitalakapel project aims to benefit over 11,000 residents in areas such as Kopoch Trading Centre, Mtembur Trading Centre, Raila Road Junction, and Kitalakapel Trading Centre. It also aims to serve vital government institutions and numerous schools along its pipeline route.

Both projects aim to uplift the quality of life for local communities by improving water quality and accessibility. They seek to combat waterborne diseases, promote public health, and economic growth, reducing the burdens of daily life for families.

Present were Water Trust Fund CEO Willis Ombai, area MP Samuel Moroto, County Executive Committee members William Petot (water, environment, natural resources and climate change), Claire Parklea (trade), Lucky Litole (tourism and culture) Chief Officer Leonard Kamsait, several members of the West Pokot County Assembly, Kapenguria Water and Sewerage Company board members and management and county government staff.