How about that? You can now get water through ATMs in some parts of Kenya. The BBC reports that people living in slums can now use a smart card to get clean water at “affordable” rates.
The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage company says it is charging half a Kenya shilling (half a US cent) for 20 litres of water.
This is much cheaper than the rates being charged by the water vendors, reports the BBC’s Abdullahi Abdi in Nairobi.
The report also noted that the water company plans to open four of such dispensers in Nairobi with plans to expand further.
Kenya like many African and Asian countries still have a large number of people living in slums without access to basic amenities. This is a step in the right direction even as technology appreciation levels across Africa continue to rise.