Let’s seek water solutions, save the vulnerable

Umoja residents

Residents of Umoja estate in Nairobi queue to fill their jerricans with free water that was distributed by the Sonko Rescue Team on May 14, 2020.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • 32 per cent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources, such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
  • Kenya has the third-largest number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa who drink directly from contaminated surface water sources.

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly illustrated how multiple water security risks affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across Africa, Kenya included.

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