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  • 31 May 2018- 10:32 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Standard Digital The national and county governments have entered into a deal with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for supply of clean water to locals. The agreement will be expanded with time. Mr Irungu said the water project would be
  • 31 Aug 2016- 05:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Increasing levels of pollution in rivers threaten the health and livelihoods of some 323 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The report, “ A
  • 15 Jun 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya and Uganda have allocated a combined total of $479 million USD for water and sanitation in their respective budgets for the next financial year. Ugandan Finance and Economic Planning Minister Matia Kasaija told parliament in his
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s Environment Ministry and private sector partners on March 9th launched a new program to restore the Athi River basin, which is being rapidly depleted due to industrial pollution and human encroachment. Cabinet Secretary for
  • 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
  • 19 Jan 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Francis Mwangangi, an MP representing Yatta constituency in Kenya’s Machakos County, last week called on the government to find a lasting solution to pollution in the Athi River. The Athi-Galana-Sabaki River is the second longest river in
  • 4 Aug 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Catarina de Albuquerque, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, has called on the Kenyan government to finally adopt the 2002 Water Bill and develop a new national water and sanitation strategy.
  • 15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya has developed a new five-year master plan for the water sector that aims to increase piped water supply and basic sanitation in major urban areas. Ministry of Water and Environment Principal Secretary James Teko Lopoyetum told an
  • 18 Jun 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Water service providers in Nairobi are working on a long-term resource mobilization strategy that targets capital markets and private financiers to plug the infrastructure gap in the city. Senior executives said on June 18th that a shift
  • 2 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The aging water, sanitation and transport infrastructure in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, will be overhauled as part of the country’s new Integrated Urban Master Plan 2014-2018, launched last week. Nairobi is crrently grappling with rapid
  • 30 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Lack of access to water and sanitation in schools is one of the major factors leading to increased dropout rates and low enrollment in Kenya, according to a new report by the National Taxpayers Association (NTA). The report indicated that
  • 27 Mar 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government on March 26 launched a new master plan aimed at revitalizing investment in the water and sanitation sectors and achieving universal coverage by 2030. At an annual water sector conference, senior government officials
  • 21 Jan 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report NAIROBI CAJnews Africa The newly-appointed National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation Chairman, Dr Julius Kones, pledged to adopt long term measures that would help resolve the long-running water problems in the country. “Nitafanya bidii nitimize
  • 3 Jan 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government this week announced  construction of two new dams to ease water shortages in the capital, Nairobi. The dams will be built on a public-private partnership basis. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich told local news
  • 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

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