Water scarcity in Kenya taking lives of the children

Kenya is located in East Africa, situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean however Kenya is suffering from water scarcity which has left many people thirsty for water. Rainfall is very scanty in the region which result in inveterate drought in the north and east of the country conversely it also amount to flooding during rainy season. 50 percent or more of the water are used for domestic purposes and for farm animals and the rest are used for irrigation purposes.

The water scarcity in the regions is the cause of concern for many and it is a hindrance for developmental activities to take place.

The water scarcity in the regions is the cause of concern for many and it is a hindrance for developmental activities to take place. Although major reforms were initiated by the Government in the year 2002, however it has not been able to give a permanent solution to the problem of water scarcity. With the increase in population, lack of safe drinking water is also increasing. These have resulted in the death of the Kenyan populace due to dehydration, starvation and several diseases. What’s more, it has become a regular task for the young girls in Kenya to walk 10 miles to fetch water from a polluted, dirty and bacteria-infected place. They fetch water from primitive wells which are in existence from a long period of time due to which it has become dangerous  as it often subside when one tries to get water by sloping down.

Many waterborne diseases have taken the life of countless young children in Kenya.  Children under five years old put up with diseases such as gastroenteritis, diarrhea, malaria and the like. The sad part is that when they suffer from any kind of diseases they don’t seek healthcare due to lack of public transport system. Uneducated populace also doesn’t have the know-how of the consumption of contaminated water for which scores of lives are lost on a regular basis.

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