•His call comes as several parts of the country received heavy rains on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning
•Kigame now wants each homestead to invest in a water tank or an underground tank to harvest the water that would otherwise go to waste
Former presidential candidate Reuben Kigame has called on Kenyans to take advantage of the rains and invest in water tanks.
His call comes as several parts of the country received heavy rains on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
Kigame now wants each homestead, school, church and organisation to invest in a water tank or an underground tank to harvest the water that would otherwise go to waste.
“These are God’s blessings from above but as the rains come down I really want to challenge all of us as Kenyans not to waste all this water,” he said.
“Every time it rains we let the water go away to the trenches. I would challenge every home to have a water tank so that we tap all this water that comes down free of charge; there is no metering, there is no bill so let us take care of it."
He said it is high time Kenyans learn to take responsibility for preserving what is already available to avoid future lamentations.
“I also want to challenge us to plant trees everywhere and for city planners let us make parks and wonderful walkways in the estates to make this country a better place to be for future generations.”
The long-awaited rains finally started pounding several parts of Nairobi and its environs on Wednesday night.
The heavy rainfall disrupted the electricity supply with several Kenyans reporting power outages as from 8 pm on Wednesday.
Motorists in Nairobi were forced to wade through flooded sections of roads to reach their destination.