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Concern Over Small Towns as Water Day is Celebrated

Emerging small towns have been identified as a direct threat to water, sanitation and hygiene sustainability. [Photo, Courtesy]

Friday March 22nd, 2019

Emerging small towns have been identified as a direct threat to water, sanitation and hygiene sustainability. As the World Water Day is celebrated today, figures show Kenya’s per capita for water is dwindling rapidly.Haphazard development can only strain water resources more; there has been an 80 per cent drop in the past 45 years.Addressing the media, officials of humanitarian organisation Water Aid East Africa pointed out that small towns mainly grow without proper planning, hence the challenge of water.

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