A delegation of county officials led by H.E Deputy Governor Abdulhakim Aboud Bwana this Saturday visited Kiunga water station to assess progress of the ongoing water project . The team was received by area Manager Mr. Shali Shamuni who took them through all the components of the ongoing project.

Lamu County Government has purchased and installed a new 5m³/Hr Desalination Plant, with capacity to purify 5,000 liters of water per hour .

This new infrastructure, a headliner of the Kiunga Water Project, complements the existing 2m³/Hr Desalination Plant, that purifies 2,000 liters of water every hour, assuring Kiunga residents of 7,000 litres of clean water discharged every hour.

The complete project, 80% done, will cost Sh.50 million and will further involve:

-The construction of a 15 Km water pipeline,

– Piping and connection of over 573 households,

-Fabrication and installation of 15m high steel elevated tank

– 50m³ Sumptank

– Installation of solar pumping and solar generator for the existing desalination plant

-Construction of ablution blocks

– Sanitation for Kiunga Primary School; 6 number 4 door VIP latrines

Kiunga village which has never had piped water services since independence is a key beneficiary of the Lamu County’s ‘Mai Mekoni’ Water Project in both Lamu West and Lamu East .


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Lamu County Government Communications Office at