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  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 6 Dec 2013- 09:33 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star (Kenya) The Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company has said there will be water rationing in the city during the dry season. Speaking during the NWSC decade celebration in Nairobi yesterday, managing director Philip Gichuki said the current water
  • 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
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS Bloomberg Kenya will receive a 16.7 million-euro loan ($22.7 million) from Belgium to increase the supply of water in Elgeyo Marakwet County in the western Rift Valley. The money will pay to construct a dam on the Charama river, build a water
  • 16 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The 1.3 billion tons of food wasted annually around the world causes $750 billion USD in economic losses and depletion of natural resources like water, arable land and forests, according to a new report released on September 11 by the UN