As drought and starvation continues to bite in some parts of the nation, Maragua constituency residents are a worried lot since they cannot access even drinking water.
The government has however moved in to curb the situation by donating water bowsers to the residents who scamper for the little available commodity.
Murang’a County Commissioner Mr. John Elung’ata said that the government has already delivered over 10, 000 liters of water to the residents in Maragua constituency, and it will do so to those at lower Gatanga constituency such like Ithanga, Kakuzi / Mitumbiri wards.
The residents, Christine Mweke cries foul that they have been sourcing for water in boreholes most of which have dried up.
“We are forced to queue for long since the water cannot be easily accessed. Hapa maji imeadimika kama machozi ya mwanamme.” Said the angry Christine.
The long queue and late night returns to their homes have costed many women their families as Christine narrates.
Peter Gitau is an angry resident of Mithini village as he feels that all along, the leaders who have been visiting the area in quest for leadership have forgotten them after they got the votes from residents.
Gitau points out at a number of boreholes that had been promised to be drilled for residents five years ago but that never came to be.
He also laments of poor transport systems in the area that has seen Makuyu lag behind in development.
At Maranjau village, Nancy Wanjiru and Duncan Kimani are a frustrated lot. They have never seen piped water since independence and despite their boreholes going dry, they are now relying on a water bowser donated by the government.
Kimani is however angry of an investor who grows French beans in the area but have opted to block River Thaara hence no water flows downwards.
He laments that the residents have been complaining to the provincial administration with no step taken on the business tycoon.