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CS Wamalwa, EU envoys to tour Mt Kenya counties

Posted by African Press International on September 14, 2016

MUCHIRI GITONGA -1 | nation news Kenya. Jumatano, September 14, 2016

Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and five European envoys are on a three-day tour of five Mt Kenya counties to unveil water and sanitation projects worth Sh2 billion.

The projects have been funded by the European Union, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

During the tour, the minister is expected to address water-related conflict particularly between horticulture farmers and pastoralists in Isiolo.

“We want to enhance access to water and sanitation from the current 60 per cent,” Mr Wamalwa said in Nanyuki on Monday.

Projects in the five counties include Isiolo (Sh262 million), Laikipia (Sh226.8 million), Embu (Sh196.6 million), Tharaka-Nithi (Sh196.6 million) and Meru (Sh132.8 million).

In addition to the projects, the government is planning to build several mega dams in Laikipia County, among them Crocodile Jaw in Laikipia North that will supply water to the proposed Isiolo Resort City.

Other dams will be built in Wiyumiririe and Kahurura.

African Press International, (API)

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