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  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s long-delayed $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel project will be launched in a matter of weeks, according to Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa. Authorities in Murang’a County, from which the water
  • 17 Nov 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) this week arrested 20 officials from state-owned companies, including a number of officials from the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation (NWCPC), on corruption charges.
  • 2 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The African continent faces huge challenges with regard to trans-boundary water cooperation, according to a new report released October 1 st by the United Nations University-Institute on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). The
  • 18 Sep 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Chinese construction company contracted to build Kenya’s $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel has halted operations and relocated its employees, in compliance with a court order. Arik Karani, a communications officer with
  • 2 Sep 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Political infighting among members of the ruling Jubilee Alliance coalition is complicating the work of Kenya’s newly sworn-in Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa. OOSKAnews has established that Wamalwa has been unable
  • 26 Aug 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation to determine how some of the country’s water organizations have accumulated massive debts, and what has happened to funds they received from the national government. The debts were
  • 10 Jul 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Eugene Wamalwa was formally sworn in on July 9th as Kenya’s new Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation. The National Assembly had approved his appointment to the post on June 9 th. He had previously served as Justice and
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government is facing a challenge to one of the flagship projects of the two-year-old administration of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Legislators from the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) want the $4.3 billion
  • 17 Jun 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation, Eugene Wamalwa, said he will face a daunting task in turning around the performance of the country’s water sector due to inadequate funding and resources. The minister,
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s National Assembly on June 9th unanimously approved the appointment of Eugene Wamalwa to the newly created post of Cabinet Secretary of Water and Irrigation. Wamalwa, a former justice minister and member of the Party of National
  • 23 Jan 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WOTE, Kenya The Makueni County government is demanding that action be taken against companies that dump industrial waste into the Athi River. The county Executive for Water and Irrigation, Andrew Mulwa, said polluting industries must be compelled to
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya A top official at the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB), a state corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, this week accused politicians of derailing a $74 million USD World Bank-funded project that would transport an
  • 8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Deputy Governor Waithaka Kirika and Mwangi Gichuki, leader of the majority party in Kenya’s Nyandarua County, want their region to receive compensation for the water supplied to Nairobi, Baringo and Nakuru counties from the Sasumua Dam. On
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • 2 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The new water law currently being considered in the Kenyan parliament would create the country’s first-ever National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority (NWHSA). The NWHSA, which would replace the National Water Conservation and

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