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State to give water firms chemicals worth Sh200m

Kenya government, JICA donate water treatment chemicals to water services firms.

Water services firms are under financial pressure since March when revenues started falling following closure of businesses and education institutions because of Covid-19. In addition, the government ordered water firms not to cut water supply to customers for unpaid bills. As a result, firms are finding it difficult to pay …

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Water regulator requests more money from government

Kenya handwashing. Water sector trust fund. Water Services Regulatory Board.

Water sector has a financing gap of Sh2.2 trillion. The sector is unable to generate enough money internally to extend coverage and improve service quality. Kenya’s National Water Master Plan 2030 estimates investment of Sh1.2 trillion to finance water and Sh477 billion for sanitation. But the government is able to …

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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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