Sunday, June 3, 2012



Preliminary statement:

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.
2. 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.
3. Other 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:

a) 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.

c) We can empower this communities by initiating vegetable and fruit farming projects too, through irrigation through the water be provide.

d) 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:
We 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 by retaining.

Once the water is in storage then we can:

i. 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 litre jerican.

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.

iii. 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.

II. Toilets:
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

ii. 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 .

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