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Water companies lose Sh7 billion annually to water leakages

By Kaburu Mugambi Cash shortage faced by water companies could be of their own making as they lose Sh7 billion annually to water leaks. Auditor General has warned the sector is under financial threat due revenue lost. Water services regulator calls for appointment of competent managers who can manage water …

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Kenya Sanitation Conference 2019 Communique

KENYA SANITATION CONFERENCE 28 – 31 NAIROBI, KENYA FINAL COMMUNIQUE We, the stakeholders of the sanitation and hygiene sector in Kenya made up of political decision makers and sanitation sector institutions, academics, civil society, development partners and the private sector at the Kenya Sanitation Conference organized by the Ministry of …

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Government Pledge 80% Water Coverage by 2022

Water and Sanitation Chief Administrative Secretary Winnie Guchu has stressed the government will continue with the ongoing water sector reforms required by the Water Act, 2016.  She said the reforms must be continuous and consistent to cope with the ever-emerging dynamics within the water sector for its continued growth. She …

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Six million Kenyans have no Toilet

Pit Latrine

What’s the percentage of Kenyans accessing clean water in rural and urban areas? Only 28 per cent of rural and 32 per cent of urban Kenyans have access to improved sanitation, according to WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme 2017 report. What are sanitation statistics in terms of access to toilets; the …

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Meru County promise 500 Boreholes every year

Meru county to dig 500 boreholes

Meru Country plans to drill 100 boreholes by the end of the current financial year in June 2019. This is in addition to 97 boreholes the country drilled in its first financial year, according to Governor Kiraitu Murungi. The 97 boreholes are mainly in the drought-prone Meru North sub-counties which …

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Two Worst Water Companies Scored Zero in all Indicators

Chemususu dam Eldama Ravin

The overall best performing utility for the eighth year in a row was Nyeri while the lowest ranked utilities were Olkejuado (third consecutive year) and Eldama Ravine. Water Services Regulatory Board said it is worrying that the two worst performing utilities recorded a score of zero in all nine key …

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Kenyan Firms Reducing Water Wastage Record Increased Profit

kenyan firms increase profits as a result of reduced water wastage

Water shortages translate into higher energy prices, higher insurance and credit costs, and lower investor confidence, all of which further undermine business profitability. More common than the risk of not having enough water is the risk that businesses find their comparative or competitive advantage undermined by cost inflation driven by …

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Water Sector Sees Low Growth in 2017

Water Services Regulatory Board indicates that performance has more or less stagnated. In its Impact Report 2018, Wasreb highlights performance of the water services sector over a two year period (2015/16 to 2016/17). The water services sector has three immediate goals of improving access, ensuring cost recovery and reducing water losses. …

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