Residents of Endau in Kitui East now have a hope that their water problems that have spanned for decades are soon going to be over. This is after Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu launched the construction of a 73 million Illimukuyu Water Project.
The project is funded by the Water sector trust fund and is targeting to benefit at least 15,000 people and their animals.
The first phase of the water project is set to serve residents of Kamuusa, Kalungu, and Ndetani areas and will be a big reprieve to hundreds of locals who have had to walk kilometres to get water.
“This will improve water supply at household levels, improve public health and quality of life through reduced risks of water-related diseases, increase public satisfaction of the rural environment, enhance economic growth at the local level and reduce distance and time spent on trekking distances in search of water,” Ngilu said at the groundbreaking.
Ngilu at the function took a swipe at the Deputy president Dr William Ruto over the wheelbarrow narrative saying all that Kenyans needed was empowerment.
She Challenged her opponents to share their development record and its impact on the people pleading with the locals to continue supporting her administration.