County Government unveils Ksh 21 million water project

Written By: Emily Kay

Marsabit County Government has unveiled a 21 million shilling water project following the construction of dams at El-Qarsa and Kituruni at Marsabit National Park.

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The project funded by the French development Agency, is aimed at reducing human wildlife conflict as the locals will now have access to clean water for domestic use and for their livestock.

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Residents of Marsabit County can breathe a sigh of relief after the Kenya Wildlife service launched El-Qarsa and Kituruni dams at Marsabit National park that will offer a solution to the water problem.

Speaking during the launch of the project, Kenya Wildlife service Board Chairman John Waithaka said the dams will be used for both domestic and livestock use.

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He said they will also help recharge the aquifer to ensure sustained  yields for the community wells and boreholes downstream located around mount Marsabit.

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Waithaka added that the dams will help ease pressure in the forest as the water will be pumped out, reducing the cases of human wildlife conflict in the area.

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Kituruni dam has a water capacity of 5.1 Million Litres while El-Qarsa has 20 Million Litres and will be serving a population of 11,000 households.

 

 

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