Timau WRUA launched their recently completed office on January 20, 2022.
The launch was officiated by the Laikipia County Water Resources Authority, Regional Manager, Mr. Peter Ngubu. Also in attendance were Buuri West Member of Parliament, Mr. Rendikiri, the Deputy County Commissioner, the Mount Kenya Ewaso Water Partnership Coordinator, Mr. Stanley Kirimi, the WRUA Forum Chairman, Mr Kibaki, the Mpala Research Center, Timau Town officials, representatives of the sub-regional WRA office, and all community water project leaders.
The new office was constructed with the support of community members, with inputs from commercial farm members, and the office furniture was provided by Kenya Horticultural Exporters, who are also members of the WRUA.
With the new office in place, the WRUA is better placed to ensure service delivery to the people of the Timau sub-catchment. Given the physical security of an office, the WRUA expects to offer better water management, control of illegal abstraction, and improved riparian health.
The WRUA team was pleased to note the support they have received from the different partners and stakeholders. The WRUA officers confirmed that they were currently working hard to ensure that everyone gets water for domestic use, as the region has not experienced adequate rain fall since last year.
The Timau River is one of the critical water supplies for Meru and Laikipia counties. Demands on its waters come from both large scale and small-scale farmers, as well as Timau Town.
Story By Timau WRUA through the support of