The LVNWSB Board of Directors and Management in a retreat for the development of the Board's 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

The CS National Treasury Hon. Henry Rotich (centre) together with PS Education Dr. Belio Kipsang (on his right) among other dignitaries during groundbreaking ceremony for the Kapkukto Community Water Supply Project in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Lake Victoria North Water Services Board has received a Shs1.7 billion funding from the Belgium Government for the implementation of Vihiga Water Supply Project in Vihiga County.

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Kakamega Water Supply System in Chepsonoi - Tindinyo

LVNWSB Chairman in donation of water tank to one of beneficiary institutions

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A team from the French Embassy with the LVNWSB CEO during review mission for the Kitale Water Supply Project

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  • LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner
    LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner

    LVNWSB Chairman Joseph Lagat when he paid courtesy call to the Nandi County Commissioner

  • A water supply system for the Sengwers; The Kapcherop Water Supply Project
    A water supply system for the Sengwers; The Kapcherop Water Supply Project

    The indigenous people of Kapcherop Division


     

  • LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government
    LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government

    LVNWSB Chairman handing over Kabirirsang Water Project to the Nandi County government

  • Board shines in rural water supply
    Board shines in rural water supply

    It was another first for Lake Victoria North Water Services Board after being ranked the most improved Water Services Board in Kenya

  • Marathon
    Marathon

    The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation Hon. Eugene Wamalwa joined the Lake Victoria North Water Services Board led by the Chairman Hon. Joseph Lagat and CEO


The tanks were donated in the in the respective institutions by the Chairman of Lake Victoria North Water Services Board Hon. Joseph Lagat accompanied by the CEO CPA Anthony Kisaka among other members of staff.

The CEO CPA Kisaka announced that the tank donations were just a stop gap measure towards attaining the presidential directive of water for all schools; a programme aimed at ensuring all public learning institutions have access to clean water. He said that the Board had made elaborate plans to ensure all schools within the Board area are supplies with clean portable water.

Uashin Gishu County
In Uasin Gishu County the Board donated the tants to Simotwo dispensary, Meriwet Heath Centre, Karona and Lotonyok Primary Schools.The Clinical Officer in charge of Meriwet dispensary Christine Rotich thanked the board for the water tanks and said the tank will assist the hospital in the storage of water for use in the health facility,  “ Soon maternity section is going to be operational and that’s the service that need plenty supply of water and am happy the 10,000 Ltr water storage tank has come on time,” She emphasized.

Lotonyok primary school head teacher Abraham Maru on the other hand narrated the challenges the school has experienced with water shortage which affected the school performance negatively. “We have experienced water shortage  since 2005. Several students and even teachers have been hospitalised as a result of contracting cholera and diarrhea due to consuming contaminated water from streams.”


The same sentiments were echoed by Karona Primary School Headteacher Mr.Barnabas Tanui, he explained how the school has been underpefoming since they began facing shortage of water. “We have been facing a lot of water challenges. This resulted to underperfomance in the schools. We hope with this tank, things will improve. Pupils in most primary schools are forced also to fetch water from streams several kilometers away even during lunch hours. They end up missing lessons hence drop in performance,” he said.

LVNWSB chairman Hon. Lagat gave an assurance that the board will work in partnership with the various County Governments in provision of water distribution to the people. “Following the promulgation of the 2010 constitution, access to clean and adequate water became a basic human right;  which  became too a  responsibility of the newly elected forty seven counties in the Country. Thus, County governments are required by law to make budgetary allocations for water and sanitation facilioties in this region.” He clarified.

 In addition to that, he highlighted the achievements of the Board in the supply of water in the region through construction of Mega water  projects such as Chebara, Ellegrini Water supply project and Kipkaren water projects.

Kakamega County
In Kakamega County, the Board made the donations to Shitoto Girls Secondary School and St. Lukes Shenderema Secondary School in Mumias East Constituency.

while presenting the tanks to students and parents of Shenderema and Shitoto Secondary Schools, Hon. Lagat announced plans by the Board to rehabilitate and augment the existing Mumias East water supply at a cost of Kshs. 16 million. He explained that already an appraisal of the same had been done by the Board’s Engineers and a proposal forwarded to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation for funding.  Construction works were expected to commence as soon as the funds are availed.

Shenderema and Shitoto Girls Secondary School are some of the youngest schools in the constituency with a student population of an average of 200 students. The students in Shenderema are forced to carry water to school in small buckets and sometimes have to lose the first lessons to fetch water from the nearby stream before settling for the morning classes. The same is the case with Shitoto Girls Sectondary; currently the school depends on water from a motorized shallow well of about 50ft deep. The well often dries up and the students are forced to fetch water from a nearby stream five kilometers away.