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Government avails funds to revive stalled water project

The Government have availed funds to revive the stalled multi-million Siyoi-Muruny water project in West Pokot County.

The project was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2015 and was earmarked for completion in 2018.

Rift valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya held a consultative meeting with the contractor to sort out underlying issues and agreed that contraction works will resume immediately.

He urged contractors undertaking government projects in West Pokot County to up their game saying the development projects will only benefit the residents once they are complete.

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Natembeya said the contractor was initially paid Ksh 700 million adding that despite the delay the quality of work done so far is commendable.

He urged contractors to stop abandoning their projects due to delay in payments saying it attracts vandalism and as a result the project ends up becomes more expensive.

the Siyoi-Muruny Dam project is expected to benefit 350,000 households once it’s complete.

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