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  • 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
  • 3 Feb 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya plans to divert some of the water from its longest river, the Tana, and from the perennial Dawa River, to irrigate areas in the arid and semi-arid north of the country under a $21 million USD project sponsored by the water and
  • 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
  • 25 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Investors from Germany, Malaysia, India and Israel are among those that have expressed interest in Kenya’s 720,000-hectare Galana-Kalau Food Security project, the government said. The project will use water from the Galana and Tana rivers
  • 20 Feb 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The Kenyan government has started holding discussions with potential investors to initiate income-generating projects in the Tana River Delta.  Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources Judi Wakhungu said the 164,000
  • 7 Jan 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his first deputy, William Ruto, are banking on new irrigation projects to fulfill their campaign promise to make the country food-secure. During his televised New Year’s address to the nation, Kenyatta
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Hussein Dhadho, governor of Kenya’s Tana River County this weekend announced his opposition to the national government’s plans to irrigate 405,000 hectares of land in the county, saying the federal government had no mandate to control
  • The Kenyan government has drawn up a comprehensive mining bill to regulate extraction of the country’s newfound mineral and oil deposits and enforce stiff penalties for pollution of freshwater sources, forests and mangrove swamps during extraction activists.
  • Kenya is seeking some $1.8 billion USD in funding to implement a regional strategic plan that includes construction of at least eight dams to supply drinking water to at least 3.9 million people and expand the area of farmland under irrigation.
  • There is a direct connection between water, food security and rising levels of business confidence in Africa, according to experts participating in the African Forum on Business and Security in Nairobi, which ended September 15.
  • The Kenyan government is seeking funds from donor partners, local and international conservation groups and UN agencies for conservation projects in the Tana River delta.