On Sunday 17th July 2016 Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari handed over the first Centennial year (2016/2017) borehole in Kilifi County and this being our eight borehole. This borehole was very generously donated by Sultan Sulemanji and Abeda Sulemanji in memory of their late fathers.
On arrival at the borehole, we were welcomed with traditional dances and a welcome drink of 'coconut' by the village people.
After a short prayer we were entertained further by the village elders and children. Our President, Lion Linda Mariwa Shuma, welcomed all the members for coming for the handing over ceremony. She also showed gratitude to the donors for their kind donation and told the village people to look after the borehole and allow anyone to use it. She said that they should not misuse it and the water. She also thanked Mr John Karuiki for identifying the village and sinking the borehole complete with the pump.
The village elders thanked the club, especially the donors for the borehole. They said that this borehole will benefit around 3000 people living in communities around the village.
After the address the President, Lion Linda Mariwa Shuma and the Lion Bahari members handed over the borehole. When the FIRST DROP OF WATER came out we could see the joy in the eyes of the people.
After the opening we handed over packets of maize meal to the elders and juice/biscuits to the children of the village.
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