Important Updates From MKEWP

Burguret WRUA Holds Successful Elections

We would like to congratulate Burguret Water Resource Users Association (BWRUA) who recently successfully conducted their elections. Mr. Stephen Mbau has been elected chairman, saying that he looks forward to leading the WRUA in spearheading the following objectives:

  1. Promoting legal water abstractions.
  2. Creating a forum for conflict resolution.
  3. Promoting dialogue between water users and the government.

Burguret River Sub-Catchment covers 210 square kilometres and serves over 25, 000 people, from Rongai to Naromoru.

Meet the new committee (From L to R):

Chairman – Mr Stephen Mbau (0722248137)

Treasurer – Mrs Purity Muthoni

Vice Chairman – Mr Maurice Maina

Secretary – Mr Ngarara

Vice Secretary – Mr Kiguthara

Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF) serves as the secretariat to the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership (MKEWP) who conducted the elections in partnership with the Water Resource Authority (WRA).

A Powerful New Partnership Is Born

MKEWP has entered into a new partnership with Wetlands International (WI).The primary objective is to support local WRUAs in protecting water resources within the upper Ewaso Ng’iro North Catchment Area, and provide capacity building to effectively manage their activities, as well as understand their role as stipulated in the new Water Act (2016).

This year, our efforts will focus on:

  • Sub Catchment Management Plans (SCMP) for Kudoti WRUA.
  • Water Allocation Plans (WAP) for Teleswani WRUA.

Tribute to Generose Andeso

 

It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent death of our dear colleague and Ngobit WRUA Chairlady – Generose Andeso. Generose passed away unexpectedly after a short illness in Kakamega.  She selflessly served Ngobit WRUA since its establishment, guiding the WRUA in developing its Sub Catchment Management Plan. She was key in mobilising valuable resources for the WRUA, which also received support from LWF, the Water Sector Trust Fund and Fauna and Flora International through Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Genrose was loved and admired for her consistent commitment to the water sector. She was well known for her participation and contribution to new water policies within the County and at the Basin level. Her incredible spirit brought together upstream and downstream water users resulting in important dialogue that greatly supported conflict resolution. We are all united in our grief and our memories of her incredible spirit.

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