Siaya residents threaten to storm county offices over acute water shortage


Siaya residents threaten to storm county offices over acute water shortage

Residents of Rarieda Sub-County in Siaya County have threatened to storm and paralyse functions at the county government if the problem of acute water shortage is not addressed.

The residents, led by Rarieda politician Mr Netto Adhola, petitioned the Siaya County Government to move quickly and rectify the situation, failure to which they will be forced to move to the streets in protest.

He disclosed that for them to get access to safe water, many residents now have to walk several kilometres due to the crisis allegedly occasioned by power disconnection following an accrued electricity bill of over Sh3 million.

Adhola noted that this was unfair, as the residents have paid their water bills.

The residents lamented that their elected leaders have not delivered on their promise to supply clean water, and they are now living in fear of contracting waterborne diseases due to the shortage that has reportedly lasted over one month.

Lake Victoria is the main source water in the region, but water is also sourced from boreholes, dams, and wells.

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