On its 6th day, the government performance and delivery roadshow received submissions of the ministerial performances and service delivery from the Ministry of Water, Sanitation, and Irrigation.

PS Irrigation Mr. Ephantus Kimotho and his counterpart from the State Department for water Mr. Julius Korir joined the CS water, Sanitation and Irrigation Mr. Zachariah M Njeru to present and submit the performance, achievements and targets of the Ministry to the Team from the Government performance and delivery roadshow which was led by CS Moses Kuria and other PSs.

The achievements of the Ministry were explicitly tabled before the team and were acknowledged, CS Kuria encouraged the Ministry to soldier on to achieve the Key BETA Agenda’s and other priority areas.

In the past one year or so, the Ministry of Water has increased area under irrigation by 7%, 47,933, from 664,000 in 2022 to 711,933 acres in 2023. The Ministry has made a commitment to increase this by 60,000 acres in 2024.

Ministry of Water has also increased paddy rice production by 42,000 metric ton, a 22% growth, from 192,299 to 234,000 Metric in 2023. The Ministry is committed to increasing the irrigated rice production to 304,000/- thereby decreasing the amount of imported rice by 10%.

In the past one year, about 100 dams and water pans have also been constructed. The Ministry is committed to ground breaking about 4 major dams in 2024. CS Njeru remarked that his ministry seeks to increase water coverage from 72% to 74%, aiming for 80% by the year 2027.

Ministry of Water also saw an increase in Urban Sewage Coverage from 27% to 32% in 2023. In the 2024, the Ministry seeks to see the coverage raise to 40% in 2024.

In 2023, the Ministry reduced the Non-Revenue Water from 47% in 2022 to 45% in 2023. In 2024, the Ministry committed to reducing this to 41%.

CS Njeru, on the other hand, affirmed the commitment of the Ministry towards achieving its targets to ensure service delivery to Kenyans