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  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has touted his government's achievements in the water sector as a key highlight of his first five-year-term in office. While addressing the nation during the 44th Jamhuri (Independence) Day on December
  • 3 Dec 2007- 02:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya- The first phase of the Kisumu Water Supply and Sanitation project, which focus on immediate rehabilitation of the water supply and sewerage system in Kisumu City, is complete. The project was commissioned at the end of last week by
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kagera River Basin is emerging as an example of proper sharing of trans-boundary waters in Africa, according to experts. The Kagera Basin governments — Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda — were cited recently by participants of a
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kenyan government has developed a National Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Policy in a bid to boost the profile of the sub sector, which has not been a policy or funding priority in the past few decades. The policy has been
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) $- The Coast Water Services Board requires some $528 million USD to rehabilitate the water supply system and replace old pipe, according to board chairman Jonathan Mturi. Forty percent of Mombasa's water supply is
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kenyan Government has rolled out a major funding program for the development of community water projects. The move will supplement efforts by water utilities that are currently overstretched to meet increasing demand from a growing
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The World Bank has extended a loan facility totaling $120 million USD to the Kenyan government to help boost the operations of three water services boards in the country. The aim of the loan agreement is to catalyze implementation of a
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya's Water Services Regulatory Board is calling for a review of the country's 2001 Water Act to give more autonomy to companies rather than to local authorities. The board chair Jane Njagi said that the law did not clearly
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenyan residents living along the shores of Lake Victoria are using the lake's waters in contravention of the Nile Treaty. Residents in Rarieda community in western Kenya are drawing tap water from the lake following completion of
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya- Kenya will receive a grant of $19.12 million and a loan of $7.4 million USD from the African Development Bank's African Development Fund (ADF), to be used for water and sanitation projects in Rift Valley province. The projects would
  • 10 Sep 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya Business Daily (Kenya) — Persian Gulf-based development groups will fund a $61.4 million USD project to rehabilitate then Bura Irrigation system in Kenya's Tana River District. The Kuwait Fund for International Development, the Arab Bank
  • 10 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company (KlWASCO) has spent $11 million USD in the last three months alone to tackle water hyacinth at its water intake on Lake Victoria. This unexpected expenditure has counted for nearly half of the $28
  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya East African Standard (Kenya) — The Postal Corporation of Kenya plans to make water and sanitation the focus of its new corporate social responsibility programs. "The target projects include provision of water pipes, fittings, community
  • 27 Aug 2007- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The government has approved $1.4 million USD for the rehabilitation of Nairobi Dam and Nairobi river projects, through Nairobi Dam Trust initiative. The Nairobi Dam Trust was created four years ago to clean up the capital's dams
  • 27 Aug 2007- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The government has launched a Water Appeals Court and a board to oversee its mandate in arbitrating disputes and related to water use and provision. Competition for scarce water resources in the country has led to serious conflicts

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