WORLD WATER DAY
Every day is a holiday and today is World Water Day.
World Water Day is an annual UN observance day (always on 22 March) that highlights the importance of freshwater. According to Unicef Kenya,
an estimated 10.6 million Kenyans are left behind and drink directly from contaminated surface water sources, causing illness, malnutrition, food insecurity, inadequate education, unemployment, exploitation and persistent poverty.
Every year the UN selects a theme for the day and this year the theme is “Leaving no one behind.”
Kenya has been hit hard by drought and a delay of the March-May rainfall has resulted to continued scarcity of water. With about 29% of Kenyans living in rural areas lacking access to water, many have to travel for several kilometers to get a drop.