The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Sh1 Billion for Boreholes

Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi marked World Water Day in Arbajahan ward yesterday. He officially launched a borehole that uses solar power to generate 36 cubic metres per hour.

The county majorly depends on shallow pans and boreholes for water. The Wajir county government has set aside Sh1 billion to drill 35 boreholes. It has embarked on water tracking programme to 150 settlements in the county.

Abdullahi was accompanied by Wajir West MP Abdikadir Ore, Wajir North MP Ibrahim Saney and county government officials.

"We have drilled boreholes in 20 settlements in the county, some yielded results and missed in others," said Abdullahi.

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