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17 Sep 2019 MOROTO
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Thursday witnessed the signing of an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace and development among Turkana, Pokot and Karamojong communities. The programme dubbed Cross-Border Sustainable Peace and Development seeks to end hostilities among the three neighbouring communities and enhance development in the region by promoting non-violent interactions and collaborations...
16 Nov 2017 NAIROBI
Some 1.3 million people from the Lower Eastern Region are set to benefit from the Thwake Dam project whose contract was officially signed Wednesday by Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa. According to Wamalwa, Thwake will be the largest single project in the country and the region, which will be providing 134 million litres of water daily.
7 Nov 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya
Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has accused the current government of forging documents to make it appear that it has support from local residents for the $332 million USD Itare Dam project in the Kuresoi area of Kericho County.The project includes construction of the dam, a tunnel, and a raw water treatment plant with a capacity of 100,000 cubic meters per day, as well as laying of pipes...
18 Oct 2016 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 14th.Milgo also dismissed claims that the project would cause environmental damage and affect river flows...
17 Oct 2016 NAIROBI
Murang’a leaders are in a dilemma over how to handle the controversy surrounding the Northern Water Tunnel project. They are trying to balance the public mood, which is largely against the project, and avoiding being seen to be supporting Cord leader Raila Odinga, who raised the matter first last week on Monday.
12 Oct 2016 NAIROBI
Leaders from Cord and the governing Jubilee coalitions were Monday locked in a war of words over the construction of a mega water project in Murang'a County aimed at increasing water supply to Nairobi. The Sh6.8 billion Northern Collector Tunnel is being built by the Athi Water Service Board in the Aberdare mountains, with funding from the World Bank.
3 Aug 2016 MOMBASA, Kenya
At least one million people in Kenya’s Coast region have been without water supply for three days due to the shutdown of the Baricho Water Works in Kilifi County, which suffered a pipe burst over the weekend.Local media quoted Coast Water Services Board (CWSB) Acting CEO Joseph Omwange as saying engineers were working to repair the pipe and expected to resume operations at the facility on August 3rd...
29 Jun 2016 NAIROBI
Water CS Eugene Wamalwa has been sued for revoking Bancy Njuguna's appointment to the Athi Water Services board. Justice Joseph Onguto certified the matter as urgent and set a hearing for July 5.
28 Jun 2016 KAKAMEGA
Legislators have been told to expedite review of the Water Bill, 2014 currently on the floor of the National Assembly to pave way for implementation of new water policies. Water and Irrigation Cabinet Minister Eugene Wamalwa said a new policy framework enshrined in the Bill will enhance access to clean drinking water.
7 Jun 2016 MOMBASA, Kenya
Kenya’s Mombasa County is experiencing a water supply deficit of 152 million liters per day due to a lack of sufficient freshwater resources, according to Governor Hassan Joho.The shortfall has affected a million consumers, he said.Mombasa is currently piping in 48 million liters of water from neighboring Kilifi, Kwale and Taita-Taveta counties, but this is nowhere near enought to meet its demand of 200 million liters, he told local media...
2 Jun 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya
Counties that still have past-due bills must pay the Coast Water Services Board (CWSB) in order to continue receiving water supply, Kenya’s Water Permanent Secretary, Fred Sigor, reiterated this week.Sigor said the debt of more than $9.7 million USD that six counties inherited from their now-defunct county councils will not be waived...
17 May 2016 NAIROBI
The High Court on Monday suspended the disbanding of the national irrigation board by Water CS Eugene Wamalwa. Justice George Odunga issued temporary orders as the standoff between Wamalwa and board members intensified.