A Kenyan government minister has hailed the discovery of a huge water reserve in the country, saying it will help the most vulnerable in society.
Professor Judi Wakhungu, Environment, Water and Natural Sciences Secretary, said: "This wealth of water could boost the country's share of available water by 8.5% and probably double the amount of water that is available for consumption today."
She added: "The significance of this survey and its findings cannot be overstated.
"Accessibility to water and improved social and economic life is destined for improvement, especially for the most vulnerable of the population in Kenya."
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