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  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya’s National Assembly on June 9th unanimously approved the appointment of Eugene Wamalwa to the newly created post of Cabinet Secretary of Water and Irrigation. Wamalwa, a former justice minister and member of the Party of National
  • 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
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya A top official at the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB), a state corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, this week accused politicians of derailing a $74 million USD World Bank-funded project that would transport an
  • 27 Oct 2014- 10:20 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Johannesburg Times Water supply to millions of South Africans could be under threat if the proposed development of a coal mine near a Rand Water pump station in the Vaal goes ahead. The Panfontein colliery will lie on the northern bank of the
  • 17 Oct 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa A government-commissioned report, recently leaked by South Africa’s opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), revealed significant failings at Madibeng municipality, where water shortages sparked riots and deaths earlier
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • 17 Jun 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government is scaling up investments aimed at climate-proofing critical ecosystems, in order to halt desertification in the country, Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu said on June 17 during events to mark the World
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan Senator Johnstone Muthama, who represents Machakos County, has sued the country’s largest water board, Tana-Athi Water Services Board, over construction of the Masinga-Kitui Water Supply and Sanitation Project. Muthama told the

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