By Allan Wanjiku
Philanthropist and well-wisher Karanja Mburu Wamatangi has quenched over 27000 residents of Muchungucha, Ngaru and Kiangochi villages who have lived without water for decades.
The residents who have learnt to live without adequate water will only have to wait for 100 days before a 300-million-liter tank is complete to enjoy the most vital commodity.
On Tuesday, Wamatangi and his team visited the Snow village for the ground breaking ceremony and locals from the village could not wait for the water to trickle down from the tank, anyone who was given a chance to speak, he or she dedicated the project to God where they prayed for the successful completion of the project.
Grace Nduta said she lacked words to describe Wamatangi and instead took the opportunity to pray that Wamatangi is be blessed for the big heart to her community.
“What can I say, I can only give thanks to God Almighty for giving our son a good and sharing heart, let us pray…,” she said as she led locals to pray for the project.
This is the third water project done by Wamatangi’s led Can Do Kids International in conjunction with Muranga Water and Sanitation Company (Muwasco) where the role of Muwasco is to pump water to the tank and then supply it to consumers.
Wamatangi said there are four other projects lined up for launching adding that the community targeted projects are an additional project from the 60 water tanks that have been constructed in public schools to engineer hygiene and as a result spur better performance in schools.
The Lapsset director said he decided to start the project since the only water tank serving the area was constructed in a lowly ground and could not satisfy the water to the whole community.
Muwasco’s head of Technical programs Engineer Mwangi Wa Karenju hailed the partnership saying it would be a major relief to the locals.