Home > News

News

4m Kenyans have no toilet

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

Over 900,000 families dispose their human waste in bushes and open spaces. Economic Survey for 2020 shows that about 7.4 per cent of households lack toilet. This is means that about 3.5 million people no toilet. WHO/Unicef Joint Monitoring Programme 2017 report found that only 28 per cent of rural …

Read More »

How Israel became water tech powerhouse

Mr Zeev Elkin, Israel's minister for Water Resources.

Israel is located in Middle East, which has faced water shortage for thousands of years. In recent years, Israel has aggressively embraced water technologies to meet its water needs. Today, technology has helped Israel have enough water to even sell to its neighbours. Israel is located on a stretch of …

Read More »

Government gives water treatment chemicals worth Sh200m

water treatment chemicals

The government has finally given water services firms water treatment chemicals. Covid-19 cause closure of businesses and educational centres thus financially pressing the firms. In addition, a government’s order stops the firms from demanding payment from customers with unpaid bills. These free chemicals will lessen their financial burden. The government …

Read More »

UNEP calls for policy, funding to save coral reefs

Coral reefs. Great barrier reef.

The ocean is facing a perfect storm of pollution, overfishing, and climate change. These threats have pushed ecosystems such as coral reefs to the tipping point of collapse. UNEP is inspiring nations and individuals to take action. In Kenya, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute is leading in restoring degraded coral. …

Read More »

Kenya using low technology to restore coral reefs

Healthy coral reefs in Kenya

Unprecedented increase in sea-surface temperature in 1998 destroyed Kenya’s coral reefs. This reduced Kenya’s coral cover by 50-90 per cent with some sites losing all coral cover. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Institute is working on a community based reef restoration project. Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute is helping protect …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »