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Water Should be Part of Kenya Development Policy

The private sector under its apex body, the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) continues to play a critical role in creating an enabling environment for the development of the private sector and impacting on the overall economic growth of the country.  KEPSA’s role in enhancing and deepening investment through policy reforms remains critical to the country’s development agenda.

Carole Kariuki-Kepsa
Carole Kariuki-Kepsa

Water and natural resources have real economic, social, ecological and political value therefore, integration of water, natural resources and environment regulation, plans and programmes into national economic and social development, is paramount in order to ensure economic growth takes place in an equitable manner, without compromising sustainability of vital ecosystems.

Over the recent period, this  sector has experienced important emerging issues namely;   improved regulatory framework, devolution and management of water resources, discovery of economically viable natural resources, use of information technology (IT) for resource tracking, resource mapping, monitoring and research, management of trans-boundary resources,  need to combat climate change  and commitment to Paris Agreement (combat 30% emission target by 2030).

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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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