Bomet County Water and Sewerage Company (BOMWASCO) has patnered with Sustainable Water Patnership (SWP), Green for Africa Foundations and other stakeholders in a bid to conserve Nyangores River whose water levels have kept diminishing over the years.
Speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting held today, BOMWASCO MD David Koech expressed concern that the river, which is one of the tributaries of Mara River, is one of the sources of water used in the county had been left unconserved as residents plant Eucalyptus trees along its banks and the basin.
Mr Koech said that they have embarked on an ambitious plan to plant over 20,000 indegenous trees in place of the water unfriendly Eucalyptus along the river’s basin.
Speaking at the same function, Kong’asis ward MCA, Wesley Bett, who also chairs the water and sanitation committee of the County Assembly, said that they will support any legislation on water as the legislative arm of the County Government.
Other stakeholders in the forum included representatives from SWP, Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Ministries of Water Sanitation and Environment, Agriculture, Nema, Kenya Red Cross Society, Nyangores Water Resource Users Association (WRUA) and Greens For Africa Foundation among others.