The rains are here, where are the promised dams?

Wednesday April 24 2019

Mwangi Kiunjuri.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri. He promised the government would build 31 dams before the rain season. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

KENNEDY KIMANTHI
By KENNEDY KIMANTHI
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About a month ago Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said: “We have put in place plans for about 31 dams that are going to be constructed before the rains and also small water pans for households. So far, we have done about 8,000 of them and we want to reach 10,000 before the onset of the rains.”

The CS was speaking during a briefing on the drought situation at the deputy president’s office in Nairobi.

The much awaited long rains are finally here.

But the promised 31 dams are no where to be seen.

INTENSE RAINS

And so in the abundance of rain water flooding roads, Kenyans will soon, as has been the cycle, be thirsting for a drop to drink or irrigate their farms.