Governor Joseph Lenku today said by February, this year, all water selling outlets will have embraced desalination process of the commodity.
Governor Joseph Lenku at St. Monica Catholic Church, Kitengela.
Lenku, who spoke in Kitengela town on January 1, said desalination of water is must and anyone thinking otherwise will have to content with the law.
The governor said he is pained to see hundreds of thousands of people drinking hard water at the expense of business people who do not want to embrace new technologies in adding value to borehole water.
“I care for our children’s health, and this is the reason I am keen to ensure we do away with those selling hard raw water to our people. I have given them executive order to start adding value to that water or ship out,” said Lenku, who entered Kitengela town with a thud.
He was speaking at the Chief’s office before handing foodstuff as New Year gift to 600 less fortunate families drawn from Kitengela and Sholinke wards.
The leader received a warm welcome from local women dancers as he walked on foot into the chief’s camp.
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The governor said he fully support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ambition to leave a legacy of unity after the famous handshake last year with opposition leader Raila Odinga.
He told Kitengela small business holders to join national hospital insurance fund by contributing to their medical kitty.
“This is the cheapest way of managing our sick because a single contribution in a family can take care of many people in hospital,” said Lenku.
Lenku said he introduced Mbuzi Moja, Maisha Bora initiative to assist the locals in the villages and it has worked tremendously.
He was accompanied by county speaker Johnson Osoi, MCAs Francis Kesha (Oloosirkon) and Paul Matuyia (Kitengela).
The governor said plans are underway to tarmac Mirrium’s Road that goes to Kitengela Sub County Hospital.
“We are also working on other two roads in Kitengela town while the GK Prison’s Road is almost complete,” he said.