Mombasa Water Supply and Sanitation Company has blamed the water shortages being experienced in most of the town and, especially Changamwe Sub-County, on the drying up of water sources in Kwale and Taita-Taveta counties.
In a statement issued to media houses today, 30th June, the managing director, Anthony Njaramba, said the company had been facing serious challenges but plans were underway to resolve the problems.
The residents have in the past six days gone without water, as Marere in Kwale and Mzima natural springs in Taita-taveta counties are drying up.
The company was exploring alternative sources, he said, acknowledging that some residents were going for long distances in search of water for domestic use.
Recently, Kibarani and Jomvu Kuu residents in Jomvu Sub-County held protests over food and water shortages.
They also alleged discrimination by the county government in the distribution of relief food to mitigate the Covid-19 consequences.
Youth also claimed that they had been left it out of the county cleaning project rolled out by the government under the National Hygiene programme to enable them to earn some money and cope with the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A few days later, local leaders met and agreed to deploy tankers to supply water to the needy residents to avert the the risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19.,