Every year, preventable waterborne illnesses claim the lives of millions of Kenyans. Through partnerships with corporates, civil society, non-governmental organizations and County governments, KenGen has contributed towards addressing Kenya’s water challenges. Provision of clean accessible water for communities neighbouring its power plants has been one of KenGen’s key Corporate Social Investment programs since 2005.
Some of its notable water projects include:
Sondu Miriu Water project: This project includes a water treatment plant, bore holes and water kiosks, catering for 50,000 community members. A total investment worth Ksh 147 Million.
Kivaa-Kaewa Water project: This includes a water distribution system (piping), water tanks and water kiosks serving 15,000 community members. An investment of Ksh 50 Million.
These projects have been identified, implemented and managed in collaboration with Sondu Miriu, Kivaa and Kaewa communities.
Key project partners include: Lake Victoria South Water Service Board and Tanathi Water Services Board.
All this has been achieved through community involvement and the support and participation of various regional Water Service Boards that oversee the delivery of water supply to communities in a sustainable and professional way. Key partners for the above mentioned projects include Lake Victoria South Water and Sanitation Board as well as Tana Athi Water and Sewerage Board. KenGen has therefore made a mark as a good corporate citizen by contributing to help Kenya meet the UN Millennium Development Goal on water and sanitation.