WATER DEMONSTRATION ALONG JUJA ROAD MATHARE

December 21, 2015
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Today morning (21-12-2015), residence of Mathare constituency in Mabatini Ward. Areas of Mashimoni and Thayu held demonstration along Juja Road the reason behind the demonstration was water shortage for the past one month.
“Tumekuja kwa barabara kutetea haki yetu kwa sababu county government especially Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company wame-disconnect maji mpaka kuoga, kufua nguo na kuosha choo ni shida. Hiyo ndo sababu tumeamua kublock juja Road. Maji ni uhai bro”. (“We are here to fight for our right because the county government especially the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company have disconnected our water to an extent that we can’t take bath, wash clothes and even clean the toilet. That is the reason as to why we’ve decided to block Juja road. Water is life brother”). Said Joseph one of the demonstrators
Later on the police officers came to control the situation.
Now the question is: Will the people of Mabatini Ward be heard after demonstration?
What do you think are the better ways of solving such incidences?

Residence of Mabatini Ward in Mathare Constituency demonstrating along Juja Road due to water shortage. PHOTO BY: Ronald Odhiambo & Richard Chapia

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ABOVE: Residence of Mabatini Ward in Mathare Constituency demonstrating along Juja Road due to water shortage.( BELOW) Police officers controlling the situation. PHOTO BY: Ronald Odhiambo & Richard Chapia.
Report compiled by: Richard Chapia, Felix Okinyi and Ronald Odhiambo.

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