•A five-litre jerrican sells at Sh3 at the kiosks with vendors selling the same quantity at Sh20.
•Currently, residents queue for long hours at numerous water kiosks.
President Ruto has launched the Sh2.7 billion Mavoko Water Supply Project.
The project is in line with the commitment to the provision of universal clean and safe water.
The water project by Belgium and Kenyan governments is expected to supplement the current rationed water supply with 12,000 cubic metres per day supply.
The idea behind the project was to protect residents from unscrupulous vendors who used to mint millions.
Ruto said that the government’s deliberate upscaling of investment in sustainable water-related infrastructure will ensure that Kenya is water secure. We believe this will save people’s lives and improve their health.