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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 14 Aug 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The increasing use of irrigation in Sub-Saharan can create conditions that attract invasive species of pests, according to a new study by researchers at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Kenya. The study, “
  • 17 Jul 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Leaders in Kenya’s Murang’a County this week threatened to put a stop to construction work on the controversial $74 million USD Northern Collector Tunnel unless the local population is allowed to access water from the project. Murang’a
  • 8 Jul 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has personally intervened to try save the controversial $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel project, which aims to provide a permanent solution for water shortages in the country's capital,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 Mar 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya UN agencies in Kenya on March 5th signed a three-year collaborative venture with the government of Turkana County to promote development, peace, security and climate resilience. Senior UN officials said the joint program, worth $182
  • 23 Feb 2015- 10:09 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star Residents of Ukasi, Mwingi Central, have held a peaceful demonstration to protest against prolonged water shortage. Carrying placards citing neglect on Saturday, they said they have no faith in their leaders. Resident Mercy Wambua told the

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