Hun­gry Kil­ifi lo­cals stare at wa­ter cri­sis

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Hun­dreds of hunger vic­tims in Ndin­giri­ani, Ganze con­stituency, will soon run out of wa­ter. The only re­main­ing wa­ter source is dry­ing up. More than 1,000 res­i­dents rely on the Ndin­giri­ani Dam. How­ever, the wa­ter lev­els are low. They said the amount left in the dam can­not sus­tain them. The wa­ter is pol­luted. Some youths have vol­un­teered to camp at the dam to pre­vent wild an­i­mals from drink­ing the wa­ter. Kil­ifi North MP Gideon Mung’aro, Ganze’s Peter Shehe and gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials toured the area yes­ter­day. They said Na­tional Youth Ser­vice work­ers have been dis­patched to drill bore­holes and wa­ter pans. Kil­ifi county com­mis­sioner Fred Ndunga, NYS Coast re­gional com­man­der Zacharia Mu­tua and Watamu MCA Ibrahim Ma­tumbo also vis­ited. Res­i­dents walk 20km to fetch the dirty wa­ter.

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