Water shortage in Kiamunyeki estate
07 March 2016, 15:43
Nakuri - Nakuri residents of Kiamunyeki estate from Nakuru East have called upon the county government to come up with lasting solution to water shortage.
The residents said that their water taps have been dry for the last five months and that they have been forced to be buying water from water tanks.
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Beatrice Wanjiku a local resident told the media on Moday that she normally spend Sh150 everyday in buying the water.
“In this area we have not been having water for the last five months and the county government has never address the issue,” she said.
Wanjiku said that most of the time the water they buy from water tanker is not clean and that most of the people in the area have been falling ill.
She said that they have severally tried to talking to the local leaders over the water shortage but they have never solved it.
Maurice Ochieng a farmer in the area said that his irrigation business of tomatoes has gone down since there is no adequate water supply.
“Without water in this area our business which we depend on literally comes to halt because in my farm one cannot operate without water,” he said.
He also said that most of the tenants have been relocating to other place since there is no water supply in the area.
He called upon the county government to come up with ways that will ensure there is adequate water supply in the area.
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