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Johnson Sakaja

Climate warning

Governor Sakaja, One Year of Promises Unfulfilled on Water Provision

Governor Sakaja,
One year ago, you were elected on the promise of clean water for all Nairobi residents. A year has passed, and the water crisis persists, leaving many Nairobians without access to this essential resource. This failure is not only a betrayal of trust but also a serious threat to the health, well-being, and environment of our city.

The lack of clean water has devastating consequences for individuals and families. Women and children are forced to spend hours collecting water from unsafe sources, exposing them to waterborne diseases and sacrificing their education and livelihood opportunities. Time spent queuing for water is time taken away from work, education, and leisure. This disproportionately impacts women, who often bear the burden of collecting water for their families.

Furthermore, the lack of clean water exacerbates existing inequalities and vulnerabilities. Informal settlements, where residents often lack access to piped water, are hit the hardest. This perpetuates a cycle of poverty and marginalization, denying them basic rights and hindering their ability to improve their lives.

The environmental consequences of the water crisis are equally concerning. The over-extraction of groundwater resources depletes vital reserves and leads to land subsidence, threatening infrastructure and posing risks to the city's stability. Additionally, the lack of proper sanitation infrastructure leads to the contamination of waterways and soil, further jeopardizing the health of the environment and the communities that depend on it.

Governor Sakaja, your inaction is not just a breach of your promises; it is an act of negligence with far-reaching consequences. It is time to fulfill your commitments and address the water crisis with urgency and determination.

We urge you to:

Invest in infrastructure:
Allocate resources to expand piped water networks and improve sanitation systems, particularly in informal settlements.
Implement sustainable water management strategies:
Promote rainwater harvesting, water conservation initiatives, and leak detection and repair programs.
Partner with communities:
Work collaboratively with residents to develop solutions that address their specific needs and ensure equitable access to clean water.
Ensure transparency and accountability:
Communicate openly with the public about the progress made and challenges faced in addressing the water crisis.
Prioritize climate change adaptation:
ecognize the link between the water crisis and climate change and invest in climate-resilient water infrastructure and management practices.

Governor Sakaja, the clock is ticking. We cannot afford another year of empty promises and inaction. The health, well-being, and future of our city depend on your leadership. It is time to act decisively and deliver on your promise of clean water for all. The people and environment of Nairobi deserve no less.

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This is not just a call to action; it is a warning. We stand at a critical juncture. The path we choose now will determine the future of our city and its residents. We urge you to choose the path of progress and ensure a sustainable future for Nairobi, a future where clean water is a right, not a privilege.

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  • winnie nguru

    17 w

    I hope to see change in the remaining four years

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    • Rotich Kim

      18 w

      This is really disappointed but the politics are always makeing unfully promise

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      • George Kariuki

        18 w

        Very disappointing. Leaders should keep their promises and more so when it comes to our Planet earth.

        5
        • Jane Wangui

          18 w

          @george_kariuki sad that sometimes we think it is normal for politicians to lie and embezzle funds.But in reality some others are very committed to their cause.

          3
        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          18 w

          It's so disappointing, they give empty promises

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        • rosebellendiritu

          18 w

          Politician gives promises that they will deliver services to the people,only to get voted in but in the end they don't offer the promotion services,it's unfortunate we keep believing them.

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          • Princess

            18 w

            It's indeed frustrating.

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            • johnte ndeto

              18 w

              politicians are driven by greed and can promise anything to get into office.Its sad that they can lie about anything

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              • winnie nguru

                17 w

                @johnte_ndeto sad they can lie about anything.. Well said!

              • CHRIS NGATIA

                18 w

                This is not a surprise ... Many political leaders do give promises during the election period so that they can be elected but after that they forget about their promises to the people .... They should be really ashamed of giving fake promises

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                • walter lungayi

                  18 w

                  @chris_ngatia I STRONGLY agree with you

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