Entries by AfricAqua

Time to collect and store water for future use is now

The long awaited rains have finally come and farmers who were eagerly waiting for it are now very busy in their farms. Nothing seems to be deterring them from doing what they do best, despite the fact that the weather man recently expressed fears that the expected rains will be short lived. This just tells […]

Treatment, storage crucial factors

By Millicent Mwololo Kenyans had little to celebrate even as the  World Water Day was marked  two weeks ago,  given that drought has been ravaging many parts of the country, which  relies heavily on rain-fed agriculture. “This is probably where we have gone wrong. A country that has been independent for more than 50 years […]

We need to think beyond rainfall in the fight against drought

It is more than 7 months since the onset of the drought in different parts of the country, with perennial drought hit appearing in the news for the same old reason; starvation and death. Images of animals and human beings stricken by starvation have been showing on our screens and printed on the first page […]

Kenya expects poor rainfall in March-May season

Kenya is expected to receive poor rainfall in the main March to May rainy season, the meteorological office said, a situation which could exacerbate an already acute drought. Weather forecasts in Kenya, which largely depends on rain-fed agriculture, are key in gauging inflation trends. The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) said in its long rains (March-May) […]

Africaqua among the GSBI Program Accelerator finalists, 2017

Africaqua CEO David Kuria will be attending the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) In-Residence Accelerator program at Santa Clara University in California from August 9 to 18, 2017. Kuria will join representatives from 15 other social enterprises across the world for the 10 days activity meant to strengthen the operations of social enterprises to enhance […]

The ugly side of a drought hit nation

Every day, we wake up to traumatizing news of the high number of people facing starvation in Kenya. The news in form of heart wrenching images filling our TV screens and doing rounds on different social media platforms. These are images that no one can afford to view twice. They are images of emaciated children, […]

Dry Hope

Occupying an area of 17, 921.20 square kilometers in rift valley region, Narok County with an estimated population of 850, 920 (2009 census) is one of the perennial drought hit counties in Kenya. The county has over 76 percent of her residents living in rural areas, most of whom are pastoralists and farmers. With majority […]

New dawn as operations commence at Matuu watershop

A new chapter has opened in the lives of Matuu and surrounding areas residents as operations at the Matuu watershop kick off. This is a reprieve to thousands of the residents who have been trekking for miles away in the search of water. They have to brave the scorching sun and dusty roads just to […]