Finlay Kenya Connects 3000 Kipkelion Residents to Clean Water

Finlays Kenya Connects 3000 Kipkelion Residents to Clean Water

Cabinet Secretary for Energy Hon. Charles Keter washes his hands during the official commissioning of the new Simchorwa borehole in Kipkelion, Kericho County. Looking on is James Finlays Kenya Corporate Affairs Manager Sammy Kirui and Kipkelion West MP Hon. Hillary Kosgei.

  • The new Simchorwa borehole will benefit approximately 3,000 people from the county

Over 3000 residents living in Lemotit region, Kipkelion West Constituency have been connected to clean water. 

This follows the commissioning of the Simchorwa water project, which was constructed by the James Finlay Kenya as part of its sustainability agenda. Present during the commissioning and handover was  Mr Charles Keter, Cabinet Secretary  Ministry of Energy and representatives from Kericho County Government and the community commissioned.

The water project will offer 16 cubic litres daily supply of water. 

James Finlay Kenya is part of the Swire Group, a highly-diversified global business Group with a vision to ‘grow profitably and sustainably’.

To support this, they have sustainability governance embedded across their different regions and functions, making sustainability part of their organizational DNA. 

The firms’ goal beyond 2022 is to continue our role as a globally responsible company and to address head-on issues of living wages, land and water rights, climate change adaptation and science-based targets for emissions reduction,” in its 2019 Sustainability Report.

In Kenya, they work with 8,802 smallholder farmers.

Finlays Kenya Connects 3000 Kipkelion Residents to Clean Water
(L-R) James Finlays Kenya Corporate Affairs Manager Sammy Kirui hands over the new Simchorwa Borehole project to Lemotit Community Elders Chairman Elisha Mursi. Looking on Cabinet Secretary for Energy Hon. Charles Keter and Finlays Charitable Trust trustee Mrs Janet Ruto.

It has built 5 Daycare centres, 37 Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres to serve over 800 pupils, 12 Primary Schools, 2 Secondary schools (Marinyn & Chemasingi.) 

One of the key targets that it has set to achieve by 2022 in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to reduce agrochemical usage by 50% and reduce year on year our environmental impact throughout their operations.