Kitengela, water shortage bites

By KBC Reporter

A biting water shortage has hit Kitengela town and its environs resulting fears of an outbreak of waterborne diseases.

Most residents of the town have been fetching water from the neighboring EPZ in Athi River but the taps have also run dry.

Water vendors have began making a kill as they supply the all important commodity, most are selling a 20 liter jerricane at Kshs 20 up from Kshs 3 that they purchase water from owners of boreholes.

The residents too fear that the water being supplied might not be portable nor clean.

Hotel owners have expressed fears that waterborne disease outbreak could impact on their businesses.

To get that water from individual owned boreholes you have to cue for hours.

Residents say the problem seems to escalate as days pass by with the county government promises to have a water supply in the town remaining a pipe dream.

They are now demanding a share of water from the Ndakai-ini dam.


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