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Kisumu County Govt dismisses sex for water claims

02 September 2014, 12:39 Oduor Omondi

Kisumu - Kisumu County government has allocated KES 3 million for construction of a water system in Awasi.

Kisumu County Executive Member for Water, Prof. Barrack Abonyo said the County is committed to providing safe and efficient water to all its residents, arguing that water problem in Awasi had been a challenge since time immemorial and the national government had not been able to address it.

“I urge the residents to be patient because the contractors are already on the ground to carry out construction work,” he said.

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He added that the issue of sex for water that was reported by a section of the local media was a political scheme aimed at portraying the county government as not working.

On Sunday, Citizen TV highlighted the water problem in the area where women and young girls are asked for sexual favours in exchange for water.

Ironically, Awasi is the second biggest town in Kisumu County yet water is so scarce that women have to wake up as early as 2am and walk for 3 kilometres to get to the nearest borehole.

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To avoid waking up at such an ungodly hour and the long journey, a section of the women are now opting to give in to sexual demands by water vendors so as to easily get the precious commodity. 

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