The Star (Nairobi)

10 January 2013

Kenya: Rongo School Hit By Water Shortage

AN acute water shortage has hit Kuja Special School for the Deaf in Rongo town due to vandalism of a 20,000-litre water tank. The school that hosts about 400 pupils has experienced the shortage since the school re-opened for this term.

The principal Jemimah Were says pupils have been experiencing lack of water for cleaning purposes. "We have little water that will not be enough for students, forcing us to send the hearing impaired pupils to fetch water from a stream across the road," she said.

She said the move was risky for the learners who risk being knocked down by speeding motorbikes and vehicles as they crossed the busy tarmac road. "I call on well-wishers to help in the installation of a new tank before we run out of stock," she said.

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