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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.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government and international environmental group WWF this week launched a new payment for environmental services program in Bomet County. The program aims to protect the Mara River. A number of small-scale tea cultivators and
  • 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
  • 2 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The new water law currently being considered in the Kenyan parliament would create the country’s first-ever National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority (NWHSA). The NWHSA, which would replace the National Water Conservation and
  • 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.
  • 15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya has developed a new five-year master plan for the water sector that aims to increase piped water supply and basic sanitation in major urban areas. Ministry of Water and Environment Principal Secretary James Teko Lopoyetum told an
  • 6 Jun 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star Water supply in several parts of Nairobi will be interrupted as the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company conducts repairs. In a statement yesterday, the company said there will be a scheduled shutdown of Gigiri Pumping Station between 6am
  • 2 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The aging water, sanitation and transport infrastructure in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, will be overhauled as part of the country’s new Integrated Urban Master Plan 2014-2018, launched last week. Nairobi is crrently grappling with rapid
  • 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
  • 12 May 2014- 10:12 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Borealis Group An estimated 56,000 of Nairobi's poorest residents will benefit from a programme initiated by four partner organisations. Co-funded by Borealis, Borouge and OFID, with implementation and project management by WSUP, the programme