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Covid-19: Government bans sanitising booths

Sanitising booths near Likoni Ferry at Kilindini Harbour.

Sanitising booth was for quickly disinfecting people in places with high flow of people such as supermarkets and hospitals. This power led Kenya Bureau of Standards’ to give rules on how make and run them. Now, Kebs has stopped approving the booths. Health ministry says it does not recommend the …

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Clean hands protect against Covid-19

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading Covid-19 by regularly and thoroughly cleaning your hands. People can become infected by touching their eyes, nose or mouth after touching objects or surfaces with droplets from an infected person. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based …

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Water testing: Canadian firm target Kenya with handy kit

Tecta B16 for testing E. coli and total coliform.

Kenya Bureau of Standards and World Health Organization have guidelines for drinking water. Drinking water must have no hazardous organisms and chemicals.  It must obey laws on physical, chemical, inorganic contaminants, organic contaminants, microbiological and radioactive materials. Viruses and bacteria pollute swimming pools too. Tecta-PDS is promoting its automated, microbiological …

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Nyeri Water: “We read meters every month”

Nyeri Water Chief Executive Officer Peter Gichaaga

Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company has been the overall best performing water company for eight years in a row. This was until 2017/2018 when the company tied in top position with Ruiru-Juja Water and Sewerage Company. Mr Peter Gichaaga, managing director, Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company, tells us about the …

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