Traders at Ntulele shopping center in Narok East Sub County have asked their leaders to prioritize undertaking water projects in the area to enable them have a permanent water supply.
The traders who spoke to KNA lamented that during dry seasons, like the current drought, they are forced to dig deep in to their pockets to buy water at Sh25 per 20-liter jerry can, up from the usual Sh. 5.
Ronald Soit, a business man in the town asked the area Member of Parliament Ken Aramat and Member of County Assembly Maika Oloorgeso to intervene and help them find a permanent solution to the challenge.
“Many people cannot afford to buy water because the cost of living has risen alarmingly. We request our leaders to intervene and help us get water at a cheaper price,” said Soit.
Another trader Zephaniah Sait called on the county government to implement a major water project in the area urgently fearing water borne diseases outbreaks if water shortage continues.
“We request our governor Patrick Ntutu and area MP Ken Aramat to tour this area and see for themselves how people are suffering to access water. The people in the lower parts including Mosiro and Suswa are the hardest hit,” he said.
On Sunday, Mr. Aramat asked President William Ruto who toured the area to prioritize undertaking a mega water project in the drought stricken region.
Aramat also appealed to the President to come to the rescue of residents of Suswa, Mosiro and Eramatashorek areas lamenting that they were in dire need of relief food.
By Ann Salaton and Odupoi Kuyo