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Finance and Water

water-finance-kenyaDevelopment of water sector in Kenya has been constrained by limited funding, and planning that do not respond to increasing population and emerging trends such as institutional weakness, poor management, limited water resources, knowledge and choice of technology.

Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) is a state corporation established under the Water Act, 2002 with the mandate “to assist in financing the provision of water services to areas of Kenya which are without adequate water services”.

The Trust Fund’s mission is “to provide financial support for improved access to water and sanitation in areas without adequate services”. According to the Trust Deed, WSTF’s  mandate incorporate supporting capacity building activities  and initiatives that aim at enabling communities to plan, implement, manage, operate and sustain water services-by creating awareness and disseminating information regarding community management of water services, and encouraging their active participation in implementation and management.

About Kaburu Mugambi

Kaburu Mugambi is a veteran of business reporting having worked with two national newspapers in Kenya. He is a graduate of economics from Kenyatta University. He started his journalism career in 2000 with The People Daily as a business reporter before becoming a business sub-editor. He joined Daily Nation in 2004 as a business writer. He holds a post-graduate diploma in mass communication from University of Nairobi's School of Journalism and an MBA in marketing from the same university. In 2016, he founded Water Tower, a media firm focused on water, energy and climate. Its content cuts across water, energy and climate with emphasis on adaptation and sustainability.

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