Kenya has decided to allocate $491 million over the 2019-2020 fiscal year to improve its water distribution system. The announcement was made public on January 15, 2019, by the Kenyan Ministry of Water and Sanitation.
In Kenya, less than 56% of the population has access to safe drinking water. People in rural areas are the ones who suffer most from water shortages. However, the government nevertheless hopes to reach 80% by 2020. This is what justifies its decision to invest $491 million in the sector. The challenges are much greater and will require much more investment. As stated by the Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Simon Chelugui, Kenya “needs $982 million per year to achieve full coverage of the country in piped water over the next five years. »