Nairobi County Government will renovate all public primary and secondary schools within the city.
The renovations will include repainting the walls and ensure they are connected to clean water for the students.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko administration is keen to ensure Nairobi students learn in a very conducive environment.
Nairobi County Executive Member in charge of Education, Sports and Culture Janet Ouko said school water project is aimed at curbing the spread of diseases brought about by poor sanitation.To ensure sustainable and permanent solution to water services within Nairobi and in schools, the county will sink boreholes at designated places.
But as pilot project each school will be given three 1,000-litre tanks for storage of water.
“We want to ensure our children learn in conducive environment. Clean drinking water will protect our kids from waterborne infections,” she said.
She said the renovations and repainting of school blocks is part of the ongoing beautification programme of the City.
Recently, Governor Sonko said that digging of boreholes in several parts of Nairobi will resolve the perennial water scarcity in the Capital Nairobi.
“Sinking boreholes will be a permanent solution to water problems in our county. Nairobi residents will adequately enjoy the water services,” said Sonko.
According to Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company, water rationing in the capital is expected to persist until 2026.The demand of water water in Nairobi grows by 20,000 cubic litres per year.
Therefore, boreholes in different parts of the county will help resolve this shortage and rationing.