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Kilifi schools face closure for lack of water

By Maureen Ongala | Published Wed, January 31st 2018 at 00:00, Updated January 30th 2018 at 23:39 GMT +3

Officials have warned that many schools in the county will be closed due to the current water shortage.

Coast Water Service Board cut water supply last week due to a debt dispute with the county government and Baricho Water Works.

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Many institutions served by piped water from Baricho now depend on wells and water bowsers.

Ganze Sub-County Director for Education Omari Borura described the shortage as crippling and said many schools might close soon.

The sub-county has 25 secondary schools and 125 primary schools. Kaloleni Sub-County Chief Education Officer Haron Karani said schools in his area now solely relied on water bowsers.