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Editorial: Must we always fight price rise?

Men pulling handcart with water jerry cans.

County governors have rejected new law that increases permit fees water services firms pay to Water Resources Authority. County governments own water services firms working in their counties. The firms will pay Sh5 for every 1,000 litres they take from any water resource. They are paying 50 cents for 1,000 …

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Cold season: Be careful using jiko inside house

A ceramic charcoal jiko.

During cold season people are most likely to use charcoal jiko to warm themselves. But burning charcoal releases carbon monoxide which can accumulate to dangerous levels in enclosed house. Breathing high levels of carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and death. Kenya Meteorological Department’s June-July-August report shows that 15 …

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Solar energy: Who wants amateur technician?

Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority is proposing new solar energy laws to improve workers’ professional skill. Further, the authority seeks to protect consumers by only allowing high quality products with guarantee. Also, the new regulations simplify the current solar power laws. An article by Nation Media Group’s Business Daily on …

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Universities, colleges reopen on 5 October

Water, Sanitation and Irrigation minister Simon Chelugui attends Kenya Water Institute's graduation.

On 15 March 2020, President Uhuru Kenyatta closed universities, colleges and schools because of Covid-19. Now, he is reopening universities and colleges. But only for finishing students. Later, university councils and college boards will give opening dates for other students. Universities and colleges will open six months after closing in …

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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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