It amazes me a lot that even in the twenty first century Nairobi and other parts of the country are experiencing water shortage. In some ASAL (Arid and Semi Arid Land) in the country are the worse hit. I was watching television the other day and felt like crying when I saw people scramble for water and their animals were there drying and the residents were torn between fetching water for domestic consumption and letting their animals have a sip. In those sides water is brought to the residents once a week by a government track so once one misses out they have to wait for a whole week to get the precious commodity, just imagine what a life. Nature is so unforgiving we have now started feeling the wrath of mother nature after cutting down our water catchment areas. The rivers have dried up and the dams that supply us with water are drying up unless it rains, God have mercy on us. Kenyans need to be empowered on the need to preserve our forests. The motto:cut one tree plant two should be applied.
I am used to buying water myself and I cant even remember the last tyme there was running water in the taps. There is water rationing all over. I still do not understand if we can eradicate poverty by 2015 as stated in the millennium development goals if as country we cannot afford to provide a basic commodity as water.
Something needs to be done.I do not know whether to blame the government or whom.