- He spoke when he paid a courtesy call at the office of Uasin Gishu governor Jonathan Bii in Eldoret.
- He later toured several water projects in the county.
The government has terminated the contract for a key water supply project in Eldoret town that was to cost more than sh 1.5 Billion.
Water PS Paul Rono said the contractor for the Kipkaren water project had taken too long to complete the project hence the decision to terminate the contract.
"We have made a decision to chase away the contractor and I am heading there to ensure he is out of the place," Dr Rono said.
The PS warned other contractors over delaying such key projects at the expense of common mwanainchi.
He said the sector was being undermined by contractors who had failed to deliver on their mandate on time.
"The money being used is either government funds or donor money which has to be accounted for and no rogue contractor will be tolerated," Dr Rono said.
He spoke when he paid a courtesy call at the office of Uasin Gishu governor Jonathan Bii in Eldoret before touring several water projects in the county.
Rono said the government was on course to deliver on its promise to build 100 major water dams, 1,000 middle-level dams and 3,000 water pans and boreholes to improve access to clean water by Kenyans.
He said they had also launched the water resources police protection unit to ensure no one tampers with the resources.
Dr Rono said all those illegally encroaching on water resources must stop before they are forcefully evicted.
He said illegal water connections would also be dealt with across the country and those involved would face the full force of the law.