Sh6.5 mil­lion wa­ter projects in Nyando, Olasi, to end ‘sex for wa­ter’ busi­ness

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

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.

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