More than 700 people, 3,500 heads of cattle and 9,000 goats and sheep will benefit from a new water project in Dalalekutuk ward, Kajiado Central.
The Oloontulugum water project which is solar powered is integrated for livestock use, domestic use and irrigation.
The project is a jointly funded by the World Bank and the County Government of Kajiado under the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Programme.
It has a water kiosk and two troughs for livestock use and an ablution block for use by farmers in the area.
Hon.Joseph Ole Lenku; Governor Kajiado County. opened the project today and urged the local community to take advantage of the reliable supply of water to start farming projects.
“I came face to face with the water challenge in this area in 2017 when we had to do an impromptu Harambee to purchase a pump.Am glad the local community has today started to enjoy fresh water for their various uses,” said Governor Lenku.
The Governor said locals will be empowered to start irrigation farming in the area.The project has a reservoir tank that can hold 135,000 litres while the borehole yield is 22000 litres an hour.
” The area is fertile enough for horticultural farming.Let us embrace farming so that we can boost our food security,” said the Governor.
The Governor was accompanied by Kajiado Assembly Speaker Johnson Osoi, County Secretary Samuel Seki, CECs Jackline Koin (Agriculture) andu Michael Semera ( Water) and Chief Officers Leacky Ritei ( Livestock Development) and Moses Murrunya ( Agriculture).