Nairobians Struggle To Trap Rain Water As Shortage Bites Despite Heavy Rains

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As Kenyans continue to grapple with floods, a section of slum residents in Nairobi County are struggling to get water for domestic use despite the heavy rains.

Joyce Muthoni a resident of Huruma slums says that they are forced to trap rain water from the roofs of their mabati structures due to lack of water.

Muthoni says they  have no water for quite some time and the situation seems not to have changed despite the heavy rains.

According to Muthoni, water vendors have also hiked water prices to Ksh. 20 per 20 Litre Jerrycan from the previous Ksh. 10 due to what they describe as transportation issue.

Muthoni further complains that the water department in Nairobi County is full of cartels who ask for as much as Ksh. 20,000 in order to connect houses with water.

“They asked me to give them Ksh. 20,000 and i could not afford that,” lamented Muthoni.