Water shortage hits Homa Bay town
SEE ALSO :Ayoo, MCAs row worsensResidents accused the water department of not addressing their plight. “It is ironical that although we live next to Lake Victoria, we do not have clean water,” said Walter Opiyo, a resident. There were concerns that the town was at risk of an outbreak of waterborne diseases because residents were using untreated water from the lake. “Water from the lake is polluted with dangerous chemicals from factories and farms. It is also dirty and can spread diseases,” said another resident, Emily Akoth. Contacted for comment, the county Water and Environment executive, Dickson Nyawinda, said the department was working to end the shortage.