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  • 6 Dec 2013- 09:33 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star (Kenya) The Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company has said there will be water rationing in the city during the dry season. Speaking during the NWSC decade celebration in Nairobi yesterday, managing director Philip Gichuki said the current water
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Unregulated liquid waste disposal has worsened pollution in the Nairobi River as well as smaller water bodies near the Kenyan capital, exposing millions of people to communicable diseases, the government’s environmental watchdog warned
  • 30 Oct 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Construction of a $29 million USD African Development Bank-funded water project was stopped last week by locals demanding a larger share of the water supply. Locals in Machakos County attacked attacked workers at the Masinga-Kitui Water
  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Economic and political reforms in many African countries have bolstered investor confidence and attracted private sector interest in the water sector, according to industry executives who spoke to OOSKAnews on the sidelines of the
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan and Ethiopian water ministries are moving toward an agreement concerning construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Gilgel Gibe III Dam project, according to regional director for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in
  • 9 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Conflict is brewing among some of Kenya’s newly created county governments over ownership of water resources and infrastructure. Some water service providers in the 47 counties could soon be forced to negotiate agreements with their
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS Bloomberg Kenya will receive a 16.7 million-euro loan ($22.7 million) from Belgium to increase the supply of water in Elgeyo Marakwet County in the western Rift Valley. The money will pay to construct a dam on the Charama river, build a water
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The 1.3 billion tons of food wasted annually around the world causes $750 billion USD in economic losses and depletion of natural resources like water, arable land and forests, according to a new report released on September 11 by the UN
  • 17 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Civil and religious leaders in Kenya are calling for the speedy passage of legislation to guide water service provision in counties bordering Nairobi. They claim “water cartels” from the city are encroaching on suburbs of the capital and
  • 12 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya East African water equipment supplier Davis & Shirtliff has partnered with international chemical giant Dow Chemicals to launch an ultra-filtration water treatment technology in Kenya. Senior executives from the two companies
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Nairobi residents are growing increasingly angry over the twin problems of acute water shortages and rising water prices in the city. The Kenya National Parents Association (KNPA), the umbrella for the country’s parent-teacher associations
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIOBI, Kenya The Kenyan government has established a national policy on public-private partnerships in order to mobilize more resources to finance infrastructure projects, according to government officials. “Kenya, like other developing countries, is
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Hussein Dhadho, governor of Kenya’s Tana River County this weekend announced his opposition to the national government’s plans to irrigate 405,000 hectares of land in the county, saying the federal government had no mandate to control
  • Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 26 announced the appointment of Professor Judi Wakhungu, a geologist and academic, to a five-year term as the country’s first Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources.