Garissa Residents Protest Against Biting Water Shortage

Garissa Residents Protest Against Biting Water Shortage

Residents of Garissa County are protesting against the dire water shortages in Garissa town. Women whio spoke to the media condemned County executives of the continuing water shortages and are demanding answers from the governor who they said promised to address the pereniall shortages. “Ali Korane swore by the Holy Book promising us that water problems will be a thing of the past once his administration takes over but more than a year after he took office we have the same problem with water” Said one woman. ”We will pray to God and if he decided to abscond duty to deliver service it will be between him and his Lord” she adds.

The County’s water problem has been a campaign issue the current administration has canvassed on Water that the previous administration has struggled with particularly in the last months of the campaigns.

Surprisingly the Tana River flows less than 10 miles from the town centre and harnassing its water has ¬†escaped the county and indeed the region’s leaders for centuries. Addressing the water shortage in the county remains elusive and taming the Ganana Mara (as Tana River is known to the locals) to harnass its water is proving politically precarious and remains a social hazard.