There is a water shortage that has hit parts of Embu town making residents to go out an buy water.
Some areas such as Majimbo, Ngomano, Kamiu and Iveche villages are said to have experienced dry taps for the past one week.
According to Assistant Chief Kamiu sub-location Sammy Njagi, residents have been seeking help from his office after the government announced emphasis on hand hygiene.
Njagi added that soap and sanitizer is available but they have no water to wash their hands.
The residents have urged the Embu Water and Sanitation Company (EWASCO) to urgently intervene.