Nakuru residents suffer acute water shortage

Nakuru residents suffer acute water shortage

Residents of Mkarafuu, Kaptembo, and Kiamunyi areas in Nakuru County are now facing an acute water shortage following a prolonged dry spell.

Speaking at Kaptembwo where hundreds of residents gathered with water containers, one of the residents, Nancy Wanyonyi, said they have been forced to walk for over 7 kilometers to get water.

“Besides walking for a long distance to access water, we are charged Ksh 50 per 20 litre jerican,” she said.

Her sentiments were echoed by Jackson Temwa who lamented that for the last three weeks, residents have been walking back home without water after waking up 5am and queuing up the whole day.

The residents are now calling on the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company and the government to address the issue and provide a lasting solution.

This comes amid preparations for the annual Agricultural show in the County.

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