Sh6.5 million water projects in Nyando, Olasi, to end ‘sex for water’ business
Projects launched in Nyando constituency, Kisumu county, yesterday will end the ‘sex for water’ trade, residents have said.
More than 2,000 households will have access to water from the Olasi and Nyang’ande projects. Governor Jack Ranguma said the Sh6.5 million project will end perennial shortages and provide clean water. Residents have to travel long distances to fetch water, which is sometimes contaminated. Ranguma urged residents to support projects and report vandals.
He warned pipe vandals they will be arrested. A resident who sought anonymity said vendors take advantage of the shortage to sell a 20 litres jerrican for Sh40. She said the project will end the ‘sex for trade’ trend. Last year, there were claims women exchange sex for water at Awasi trading centre. Awasi-Ojinko MCA Fanuel Aim denied the claims.