Tala residents in Matungulu sub county, Machakos county have raised their voice concerning Tala Dam which is located behind Tala market.
The residents want the dam fenced claiming that it is posing as danger to the locals and more so kids from the area.
In an interview with Kituionline Tala location chief Pius Nzioka pointed out that many residents lose their lives in the dam while trying to swim or doing their laundry which he said was putting the residents at risk, where he wants his people to put an end to the habit.
Residents on their part have said that they have been raising their grievances to both the county and national governments respectively to have the dam fenced but up to now no action has been taken.
One of the residents, Meshack Kyalo said that parents within the dam are worried about the safety of their children especially when they are coming from school or when schools are closed because many children love to play around the dam and may end up drowning in the dam.
“We are always scared about our kids safety when they are coming from school, they may end up drowning. That’s why we request both the county government and national government to intervene and fence this dam,”said Kyalo.
He further added that in recent years they have also been making requests to have the dam fenced but urged residents to practise patience and cautioned parents to take care of their children.
In addition Kyalo said that people are killed elsewhere and their bodies dumped in the dam hence posing a security threat.