Friday, June 13, 2008


A girl expresses her thirst through this message. Dogged by a perennial water crisis, the residents of Mandera West Constituency want a lasting solution

It read in Part, "Welcome Minister Ngilu, but 45 years since independence, we have no water," the residents said, with some displaying banners to drive home the point.

Samples of contaminated water presented to Water Minister Charity Ngilu when she visited Mandera. The area experiences a perennial water shortage. The ODM minister was "touched" and went on to say, "I am ashamed to be the Water minister if this is the kind of water people drink here," Mrs Ngilu said.

Read the Story of Mandera Water Shortage here