End in Sight for Water Woes in Ongata Rongai and Kiserian

Residents of Ongata Rongai and Kiserian have reason to celebrate as their long-standing water supply woes are expected to come to an end. Thanks to the ongoing construction of the Ongata Rongai-Kiserian Water Supply Project, they will soon enjoy a steady and reliable water supply.
This project, which is financed by the Government of Kenya and the German Development Bank (KfW), involves a host of activities, including drilling and equipping of 16 boreholes, the construction of the Oloolaiser Water operational building, rehabilitation of Mbagathi and Kiserian Water Treatment Plant, laying of 210 kilometers of water distribution networks, construction of 3 water storage tanks, and 9.2 km bulk water pipeline.
Currently, the project is 85% complete, with a completion date of July 2023, and over 100,000 residents will benefit from this much-needed intervention. Over 5300 households have already been connected to the system out of 8300 expected connections, and 16 boreholes have been drilled, yielding more than 7 million liters of water per day, with four of them already operational.
Today, the KfW team led by Sebastien Norrmann, Senior Engineer (Principal) East Africa and AU, among others, conducted a mission to inspect and ascertain the progress of the project.
The importance of water cannot be overstated, and this project’s impact will be significant for the residents of Ongata Rongai and Kiserian. With a steady supply of clean water, they will not only improve their health and hygiene, but their quality of life will also improve. The project’s completion will also have a ripple effect on the surrounding communities, leading to improved agricultural yields and economic growth.
In conclusion, the ongoing Ongata Rongai-Kiserian Water Supply Project is a shining example of what can be achieved when governments and development partners like KfW collaborate for the greater good. The project’s completion will mark a new dawn for the residents of Ongata Rongai and Kiserian, and they can finally bid farewell to their long-standing water woes.