Access to water still a problem as Kenyans mark Water Day
Kenyans joined the rest of the world in marking the World Water Day.The day is marked every year on the of 22nd March .
The day is celebrated to take a look at the various water issues affecting populations the world over,the steps they have taken to make it`s access better and for it to reach the most population possible.
As the day is celebrated this year majority of Kenyans still do not have access to clean and safe water for their use.Listeners of Radio Nam Lolwe FM through the stations facebook platform,NamLolweFm, were not a very happy lot in as much as the country celebrated the water day.
Majority, especially in the rural area still had complaints about lack of water within their various places.
Chief Whip Mar Lolwe..Chandruok Mar Pi..Osebedo Kachando Wa..Ewest Uyoma Ward Kaa Seriously..Omiyo Koro Kaponi Kawuono En Odiochieng’ Majo Water Dhialo World Water Day..To Migepe Mochung’ne Ng’iyo Kaka Pi Donje Ecounty Mopogore Opogore To Ginyiswa To Gin Okenge Mage Magisetemo Nenoni Wach Mar Pi..Okochando Japiny Mawuoke Ecounty Mopogore Opogore Epiny????????
I am Chief Whip,the water problem has been rampant in West Uyoma Ward…those in charge of water issues in this region should do something about it and let us know the steps they are taking to take care of it.
An lodwar ka pi chal mula ayuak kaneno Kanyo Pii pukore
I am in Lodwar and saddened even looking at pictures of water pouring down
Kayole wan newaweyo neno pi chon ndii tap tinge ogoyo ngal,makaionge pes pii to onge luok
In Kayole,we stopped seeing water ages ago,the taps have developed rust,if you do not have water to buy water then forget about taking a shower. said Evelyne a resident of Kayole in Nairobi.
Others took issues with their local leaders over the water issue.
mar abom skul, wan MCA neosingonua ni kelonua mondo wawe hawo pi river yala nyaka sani poko kelo pino kaka neowacho, okaluor mar wacho nyinge ni en Lorna Adida CA mar north sakwa ward
I am from Abom school,our MCA promised to bring water closer to us so we stop going to the river for it,unfortunately that has not taken place to date.
In as much as there were complaints about lack of water in some areas,others were happy that they had water within their reach;
Pilot mor, pii osebedo chandruok maduong lakini muhoroni dala water has never been a problem
I am happy,in as much as there is a lot of water problems,in Muhoroni water has never been a problem to us,said Sam Agangu from Muhoroni.
This is very evident that water problems cut across the country from the capital city and down to the rural places.
Last week Kisumu residents were not a happy lot following the water body Kiwasco announcing a water shortage in parts of the city.This they termed to be due to the water hyacinth that had attacked a great part of the lake and thus causing problems with their pumping system.
Residents took turns posting on Kiwasco Service page of the dirty water they were getting from their taps.
According to the World Health Organization,The World Water Day, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. This year’s theme: Why waste water? in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.
Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting drinking and bathing and irrigation and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.
What every one needs is first to have water available to them and the water being safe for their day to day use.