Governor’s Press Unit
Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya last Friday toured Chepsiro/Kiptoror Ward of Cherangany sub-county to assess the progress of various development projects being undertaken by his administration in the area. Among the projects is the drilling of water at Kiptoror, the operationalization of Kiptenden dispensary and the progress of Kakarua ECDE.
The water project is to cost Ksh.2.5 million and will serve the nearby secondary school and the entire community. “Kiptoror Ward is faced with challenge of steady water supply forcing residents to fetch the precious commodity from wells or rivers that often dry up leaving them vulnerable. It is for this reason that we are here to ensure that our people have access to clean water,” said the Governor.
He disclosed that a 10,000-liter tank and a solar pump will be installed after completion. At Kiptenden dispensary which serves 800 outpatients monthly, the Governor promised to set up a maternity wing in the 25 Wards, provide drugs after every three months and deploy more staff. On his way to Kakarua, the governor made a stopover to inspect 2.2 kilometre Teldet road in Chepsiro that will connect people from one valley to another. He and his team later proceeded to Kakarua ECDE in Chepsiro/Kiptoro where he promised to employ more tutors, provide desks, drill a borehole and construct pit latrines.
The Governor wrapped his tour with a fourth Kikao that saw residents of Tarakwa come together, raising several issues that will be addressed by his administration. Also in attendance were: the county secretary Truphosa Amere, CECMS Samson Ojwang (PSM), Boniface Wanyonyi (Finance), Dr Pepela Wanjala (Health), Patrick Gacheru (Water), Julie Kichwen Ruto (Education), Jackson Wanyungu Amboka (Roads), COS Dickson Wamocho Chief of Staff, Sammy Sichangi, area MCA Abraham Birir among others.