We won’t register to vote unless we get water, residents of Kinna in Isiolo say

Residents of Kinna in Isiolo County demonstrate on January 19, 2017 over water shortage in the area. They have threatened to boycott the ongoing voter registration unless their plight is addressed. PHOTO | VIVIAN JEBET | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Locals claimed that women who give birth at a nearby health centre are forced to carry water for bathing.
  • About 1,000 residents of Qurquchi and Cereal Board villages in the remote area Thursday demonstrated over lack of water.
  • The residents who stormed the DO’s office seeking explanation on the water shortage.
  • Women say lack of water causing domestic quarrels with their husbands.

Thirsty residents of Kinna in Isiolo County have threatened to boycott the ongoing mass voter registration if the government fails to address the water shortage being experienced in the area.

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