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Solar-powered wells ease conflict over water in Kenya's Rift Valley

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Author: Anthony Langat

CHEPKRAM, Kenya, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With her year-old baby strapped on her back, Christine Lenganya, 25, lifts and balances a 20-litre jerrycan of water on her head. The mother of four leaves the borehole and follows a rocky footpath that weaves through dense acacia trees uphill to her home. This is the second of two trips she makes daily to the nearby communal well, fitted with a solar-powered pump.

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