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  • 10 Oct 2018- 08:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's Council of Governors and Ministry of Water and Sanitation have intervened in the dispute between the city of Nairobi and the county of Murang'a over benefits to be derived from Ndakaini Dam (also known as Thika Dam)
  • 3 Oct 2018- 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Following a protracted procurement dispute, the UK GBM Engineering Consortium has been confirmed as building contractor to Kenya's $2 Billion USD High Grand Falls Dam project on the country's Tana River. After months’ long
  • 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
  • 26 Apr 2018- 08:43 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Standard The low water levels in Nairobi’s main water reservoir despite the heavy rains is puzzling. Residents and environmentalists have questioned if there was sabotage at Ndakaini Dam in Murang’a to create an artificial water shortage in the
  • 18 Oct 2016- 09:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s controversial $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel will proceed as planned, despite calls from the political opposition leader to cancel the project, Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) CEO Malaquen Milgo said on October
  • 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
  • 14 Mar 2016- 09:01 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star Parts of the city will have reduced water supply all-week due to rehabilitation works at the Sasumua-Kabete water transmission pipeline in Aberdare forest. The exercise shall enhance water supply to the city. Access Innovation,
  • 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
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:17 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Standard Digital News The Government has repossessed Nairobi's Loresho Water Reservoir land that was grabbed by a private developer two decades ago. This follows President Uhuru Kenyatta's intervention to revoke the title deed from business
  • 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
  • 14 Sep 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya A new peer-reviewed study released last week has linked large dams in Sub-Saharan Africa to over a million malaria cases annually. The study, “ Malaria impact of large dams in sub-Saharan Africa: maps, estimates and predictions,” whose
  • 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
  • 30 Jul 2015- 09:17 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Capital FM The Machakos County Government will invest $25 million in water projects in a move that will see all homes in the county get piped water. Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua says the county intends to dig 1,000 boreholes by May 2016. He also

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