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Maralal residents protest against water shortages – KBC

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Part of the residents of Maralal Samburu town in the central sub-county have staged a peaceful protest in their property while complaining of a shortage of clean water for domestic use since August last year.

Protesters who are Muslims complained that they were forced to use toilet paper instead of water that went against their religion.

Ms Chaque Muhammed, the protester, said: “We are Muslims but we are forced to use tissue instead of water because we have never received water from our taps.”

They said they needed clean water for bathing, cleaning and cooking among other household activities.

Despite the high cost of living the residents have complained that they are forced to spend half of their daily income to buy water.

They said that they do not have strong sources of income they are forced to spend Ksh 100 out of the Ksh 200 they earn every day to buy food despite having to buy food

Because of the lack of sufficient funds some people are forced to choose low-cost salt water that is now affecting them, according to the Maralal area of ​​Ten House Gulleid Mohammed.

“We buy salty water that affects our clothes while we are still in the city, fresh water costs Ksh 30, salty water is not sweet to drink,” he said.

Mama Wangare, another senior asked SAWASCO Company to supply water and ensure every resident gets a share.

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