WATER FOR KENYA
The water problem
in Kenya is really and affects quite a population. We got the issue of
lack of water, contaminated water (unclean water) or seasonal water.
Areas affected can be categorized into three:
1. Arid and Semi Arid Areas: - North, N. Eastern, Eastern, Central, Rift valley and Costal Kenya.
Slum Areas: - Across Nairobi, Kibera Slum, Mathare North, Area 4,
Soweto Slums, Mukuru kwa Njenga Slums, Mukuru kwa Reuben Slums, Mukuru
Kayaba Slums, Korogocho Slums amongst many more others.
parts of Kenya: - We got other parts in Kenya which have water but
seasonal, other places can have water if wells are drilled.
1. Arid and Semi Arid Areas:
Well drilling: This is the only option to get water in these areas.
Well will be drilled and large tanks installed (plastic) of tanks and
Reservoirs Constructed to have the water in.
It can be done in a
way that there is no contamination. Most of the people affected here are
Pastoral People . (Animal rearing tribes )
b) Water harvesting built and reservoir which can harvest and store water during heavy rain seasons.
We can empower this communities by initiating vegetable and fruit
farming projects too, through irrigation through the water be provide.
We can at the same time initiate toilet construction programs. Since
most of this people stay together. We can do public toilets which they
can use at no cost. It’s clearly stipulated in my foundation agendas to
construct toilets to avoid outbreak of waterborne diseases.
2. Slum Areas:
Slum life is a common life system especially in Nairobi with hundreds of thousands of law income earners staying here.
Hundreds of thousands live in informal settlement with 3 major problems;
1) Lack of clean water
2) Congestion and overcrowded housings
3) Lack of toilet and sanitations.
We can undertake to address only two issues (problems) that go hand in hand.
I. Clean water
We can undertake to provide clean water by;
a) Well drilling:
will identify 3 or 4 strategic areas/slums with the greater need buy
land or inquire if the government can allocate us a piece. After we
drill the well we can install big water tanks pump the water into them
and then distribute it to various places.
Note: The water issue
in Nairobi is not only affecting the poor slum dueller but it’s a
general problem with the general population. City council provides water
Once the water is in storage then we can:
Sell it to locals at an affordable rate. Currently any puller (USA)
provides for 80 litres of clean water i.e. 20 Kenya shillings per 20
ii. Sell the water to the water vendors who intern sell it to middle class income earners at a rate of kshs. 20 for 20 litres.
We can secure tankers in through which we can ferry water to needy
areas and sell it at a minimal cost. Not only can we sell it to needy
also poor slum duellers but also to hotels, car wash areas, hospitals
and other social institutions.
Toilets are a big
issue in the densely populated slums in Nairobi. As much as we provide
for clean water we will too ensure toilets. We will work get small
portions of land and construct public toilets which can be affordable by
the hundreds of the slum people. We employ staff who collects a minimal
fee, but those who can’t afford can use it for free. We can realise
that by either;
i. Charging a fee per usage
Introduce toilet cards prepaid weekly, fortnightly or monthly. by so
doing we will empower the local youth and benefit the society.
3. Other parts of Kenya:
The rest of Kenya needs water too. We got places that have water seasonally.
We will work with local leaders through government channelled funds to drill water wells for the locals at affordable rates.
Projects implementation needs:
1) Borehole driller It will cost
Costing: $ 350,000
2) Tankers (vehicles)
Costing: 40,000 each. This is a 40-50,000 capacity .