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Community-Media Engagement on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene by KEWASNET in Kilifi County

Kenya has been dealing with the issue of water scarcity for decades. With a growing population, rising living costs, and a steadily rising poverty index, water scarcity means more suffering, particularly for women and girls, slower development, and increased health risks. Kilifi county is among the areas facing serious water shortages. According to the National …

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Susan Masila, KEWASNET Programme Support Specialist

Officers from the Department of Water and CSOs in WASH, Kilifi, Oriented on WASREB Rural Water Supply Guidelines by KEWASNET

Officers drawn from the department of water, Kilifi County and Civil Society Organizations in the water sector were trained on the Water Services Regulatory Board  (WASREB) Rural Water Supply guidelines from 6th to 7th July 2021. Community water schemes/initiatives in rural Kenya are faced with a myriad of challenges such as poor governance and insufficient …

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KEWASNET Launches Modern Hand-washing Stations at Busia and Malaba Border Points

On April 22nd, 2021, KEWASNET, through funding from WaterAid Organization, launched Modern handwashing facilities at Busia and Malaba border points, Busia County. With the outbreak of Covid-19, it becomes more and more clear that washing hands with soap and clean running water is the first defense against contracting infectious diseases which include Covid-19. Thus, organizations …

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Vulnerabilities of the Elderly in WASH: Teso North

Having adequate access to clean water and sanitation facilities constructed with vulnerable groups’ needs is necessary. However, the elderly in most rural Kenya do not enjoy the luxury of accessing these services adequately and safely. Through support from the WaterAid organization, KEWASNET embarked on a journey to document the WASH challenges of PWDs. This is …

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Saving Mtopanga: Creating a Lasting Solution for Water Shortage in Mombasa County

Kenya hopes to achieve access to sustainable and clean water for all by 2030. This calls for robust efforts to conserve the available sources of water. Unfortunately, many rivers in Kenya, especially in urban centers, are in a poor state because of human activities, encroachment, poor waste management, and release of effluent wastes from the …

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Ngusishi WRUA, A Best Practice Model for WRUAs in Kenya

Ngusishi Water Resource Users Association (NWRUA) was founded in 1998 as a self-help group to solve water-related conflicts among upstream, midstream, and downstream users along the 12km long River Ngusishi in Nanyuki, Laikipia. The goal of the group is to create a system that assures member sustainable access to water. We met Muthuri Mureithi, Chairperson …

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