Harvest water before rivers dry up – Kahiga

Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga receives a water purifier as gift from Davis and Shirtliff CEO, David Gatende, during the official opening of the company’s new branch in Nyeri town on Thursday.
Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga receives a water purifier as gift from Davis and Shirtliff CEO, David Gatende, during the official opening of the company’s new branch in Nyeri town on Thursday.

Nyeri residents have been advised to harvest rainwater as rivers are drying up fast.

Governor Mutahi Kahiga on Thursday said the country will in the future be faced with a water shortage.

“Nyeri has never had an issue with water but it is coming. One can hardly swim in the rivers because they are drying up,” he said.

The county government is drilling 22 boreholes to ensure every corner of the county has water. They will cost Sh92 million. Kahiga said they want to make Nyeri a food-sufficient county.

He spoke during the opening of a Davis & Shirtliff branch in Nyeri town.CEO David Gatende said the company they will partner with the county government in equipping the 22 boreholes.