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  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A s Kenyan anti-corruption agencies close in on rampant graft in the water sector, experts, investors and overseas donors have expressed concern over possible reversal or halt to progress the sector achieved since the enactment of
  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya R ising tariffs, skewed budget allocations and political patronage have denied poor Kenyans access to clean drinking water and sanitation. The poor in urban slums and rural areas are finding it increasingly difficult to access quality
  • 1 Nov 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A new dispute has erupted over appointment of the board of directors of the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC). This conflict arose after the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) in mid-October began advertising for interested
  • 11 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya T he Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET) censured Water and Irrigation Minister, Charity Ngilu over allegations of corruption. The civil society groups umbrella took issue with the minister's remarks to the
  • 20 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Rapid population growth in Kenya over the past decade, estimated at one million people per year, has presented new setbacks in attempts to expand basic services such as clean drinking water, proper sanitation, food and shelter to citizens
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government has commissioned a private contractor to carry out a comprehensive census of boreholes in the capital, Nairobi, and outlying regions. According to senior officials in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, mapping of
  • 9 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Japan provided $178.1 million USD in funding to Kenya for the Mwea Irrigation Development Project and improvement of the water supply system in Embu town and surrounding areas. Of the total, $150.6 million USD is a loan to enhance the Mwea
  • 9 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government recognized irrigation as an integral component of achieving food security in its new agriculture sector development strategy. Ten ministries were involved in developing the strategy, which gives significant attention
  • 26 Jul 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya G overnment efforts to clean up toxic waste from major Kenyan dams are making progress in Nairobi and Coast Province. Five dams are already undergoing extensive repair work in different parts of the country, Water Minister Charity Ngilu
  • 14 Jun 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya Daily Nation (Kenya) The European Union and the Kenyan government will provide some $1.9 million USD to improve water services in northern Kenya. The EU will contribute most of the funds. Kenya will supply 25 percent of the funds. The money is
  • 24 May 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Five Nile Basin countries — Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya — have signed a cooperative framework agreement on distribution of Nile waters despite protests from Egypt and Sudan. Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 19 May 2010- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Freshwater ecosystems globally face new threats from rapid biodiversity loss, as natural habitats in most parts of the world continue to decline in extent and integrity. Water resources have borne the brunt of the effects, in terms of
  • 19 May 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Freshwater ecosystems globally face new threats from rapid biodiversity loss, as natural habitats in most parts of the world continue to decline in extent and integrity. Water resources have borne the brunt of the effects, in terms of
  • 17 May 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Freshwater ecosystems globally face new threats from rapid biodiversity loss, as natural habitats in most parts of the world continue to decline in extent and integrity. Water resources have borne the brunt of the effects, in terms of
  • 17 May 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Freshwater ecosystems globally face new threats from rapid biodiversity loss, as natural habitats in most parts of the world continue to decline in extent and integrity. Water resources have borne the brunt of the effects, in terms of

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