Thirsty Komarock residents protest over lack of water for six months

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Residents of Komarock estate in Nairobi took to the streets on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate the lack of water within the area.

The residents claim they have not been supplied with the vital commodity for the last six months.

The stormed the Nairobi Water Company offices in Kayole to demand answers for the unequal distribution of water yet their Kayole neighbours have water.

Florence Kanyua, a resident, said she receives water bill every month yet her taps have been dry.

“Every Kenyan features a right to clean water, sanitation in addition to not bad health care in addition to we are here to demand for which right,” she said.

An engineer with the water company in Kayole told the protesting residents which the company will come up having a better way to make sure which the residents get water.

PIPE ROUTE

“We have a challenge because the pipe which is actually supposed to supply Komarock residents with water, first has to go through Kayole in addition to then to Komarock, however with the rationing the idea is actually difficult. We are going to look at ways to connect Komarock residents with the pipe which passes through Kangundo road,” said Moses Wachira.

The Nairobi Water Company started off rationing water within the city at the beginning of the year.

Meanwhile, car wash owners have opposed the proposed shutdown of their businesses as a way of preserving the dwindling water reserves .

They said they cannot close their business because the idea is actually their only main income source.

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