Conflict

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  • 20 Oct 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan regional water provider the Coast Water Services Board (CWSB) has shut down the main distribution lines to Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties over the past few days due to $11.6 million USD worth of unpaid bills. The water cuts
  • 29 Jul 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya A water crisis is looming in Kenya’s tourist hub, the Coast region, where regional water provider the Coast Water Services Board (CWSB) is threatening more water supply disconnections due to an $11.5 million USD debt that five counties in
  • 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
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed last year in the volatile Tana River Delta. An estimated 200 people have died in skirmishes between pastoral and farming communities over pasture and water in the
  • 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
  • Catholic bishops in Kenya late last week called on government leaders to stop the ethnic violence over water and land resources along the country’s Tana River Basin.
  • An eruption of skirmishes in Kenya’s volatile Tana delta claimed 10 lives on January 9 as humanitarian agencies warned of the potential for escalating violence ahead of the country’s March 4 general election.
  • Kenyan Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu has told OOSKAnews she is banking on the achievements she has made as the top state official in charge of the water sector over the past four years to clinch the country's presidency in the general election in March 2013.
  • 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.
  • Local police on September 17 discovered a mass grave in Kenya’s violence-torn Tana River region, where more than 100 people have already been killed in the conflict between the local Pokomo and Orma communities over land and water resources. “We discovered a mass grave where we believe more people could be buried,” the police officer was quoted by local news as saying.
  • Conflicts have broken out between pastoral and farming communities in the Tana River Delta, which stretches from Kenya’s central highlands to the coastal strip, over use of land and dwindling water resources in the region. An estimated 100 people have died in the past month as the local Pokomo and Orma communities fight over grazing land and use of the river.