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  • 25 Feb 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Daily Nation Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has distanced itself from the oil spill affecting water wells in Maili Nne area in Eldoret saying the affected areas are "too far" from its facilities. KPC Acting Managing Director Joe Sang said a
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya John Mruttu, governor of Kenya’s Taita Taveta County, this week criticized the Coast Water Services Board and the World Bank over a water supply project in Voi District. The project, which received $1.1 million USD in World Bank funds, is
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government and donor partners on August 26th launched a new blueprint to eliminate water losses through illegal connections and leaking pipes. Senior officials said Kenya aims to achieve global targets on managing water loss
  • 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
  • 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
  • 7 Feb 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The World Bank will finance construction of the $200 million USD Mwache Multipurpose Dam on the Kenyan coast, which is expected to help end water scarcity in the area. Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources Judi
  • 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
  • 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

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