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Section Of Kakamega Residents Blantantly Refuses To Use Gov't Funded Water Project In Their Area

A section of residents from Navakholo area in Kakamega county have totally refused to have their water, from a nearby water project which was funded by the government of Kenya and a partnership with the world bank, with others in claim of the water likely to bring forth a future infertility problem.

As shared today by the Nation paper journalist Gabriel Oguda, the project has faced rejection for 11 years now, despite costing a whooping Kshs 1.6 billion. Most of the residents are still holding complaints of not being consulted on the project and have not ceased wondering on the lack of public participation.Photo courtesy: A section of leaders from the county of Kakamega

"Many people became suspicious because no one quite understood what was going on. Alot of rumors also spread that some chemicals in the water, may render the people unproductive and they prefer other sources of water even if it's brought from far places since they usually don't touch it," said a resident John Masika.

Despite all this, the only nearby alternative big source around besides the water project plant is from river Lusumu. As at now, a few people from as far as 18 kilometers from the project, are the ones who have trusted the program on daily use and trek to Navakholo to fetch water, for their daily use.


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