Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr on Thursday presided over the swearing-in of Makueni Rural Water Board members to manage all rural water schemes.
The board has been tasked with overseeing the running and management of all rural water service providers which are not managed by water companies.
Governor Mutula said good governance remains one of the biggest challenges to universal water access even where adequate water systems exist.
He said his administration is committed to ensuring all residents of Makueni have access to potable water not more than 2 kilometers from their homes.
Separately, the governor has pledged to crash all the cartels standing in the way of land ownership by making titling a difficult affair.
Speaking Thursday during the swearing-in of the Makueni County Physical and Land Use Liaison Committee, Governor Mutula said it is time to change how things are done to make validation of land ownership easy.
“Land cartels must fall! We can’t stick on the old ways of doing things while our people are suffering,” said the governor.
The functions of the committee include: Hearing and determining complaints and claims; Hearing appeals against decisions made by the planning authority; and advising the county executive on broad physical and Land Use planning policies.