Commissioning of Minja – Nyakabugi

โ€ŒCommissioning of Minja – Nyakabugi Community Water Supply Project

Today the Joseph Wairagu Irungu -Principal Secretary Water Ministry Of Water &Sanitation and Irrigation commissioned Minja โ€“ Nyakabugi Community Water Supply Project which is part of the Water for Schools program to supply water to learning institutions and the immediate surrounding communities.

Minja – Nyakabugi Community Water Supply is part of the last mile water connectivity to communities living within Athi Water Works jurisdiction. The project will significantly reduce the distance covered by the locals in search of water for basic and domestic use. The project involved drilling and equipping of 1 borehole, construction of a 24,000 litres elevated steel tank, installation of a pump house and laying of water distribution pipelines. It will supply residents with over 100,000 litres per day benefitting more than 2,500 residents from Minja Nyakabugi area in Githunguri with clean and portable water.

During the event the PS directed Athi Water Works to increase water distribution networks in the area and sort out issues of sewerage for Githunguri residents. He further directed the Agency to look into Kiameru Dam project.

PS also requested the support of the residents and stakeholders in the implementation of Ruiru II Dam in Githunguri which will serve Ruiru, Juja and Nairobi. Plans are also underway for Kinale Dam which will significantly boost supply for the residents of Kiambu county. Athi Water Works is also implementing the Kenya Towns Sustainable Water and Supply and Sanitation Programme which is covering Limuru, Kiambu, Ruaka, Thindigua, Gatundu and Kikuyu areas.

PS also said that measures are being put in place in tackling water cartels hampering regular distribution of water to residents through a uber like mobile app whereby the public can order water bowsers online.

He was accompanied by Githunguri MP Hon. Gabriel Kago Mukuha, Water Secretary Eng. S.A.O Alima, Hon John kiragu Chege, Athi Water Works Development Agency Chairman, Chief Manager Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Eng. Joseph Kamau and other senior officials.