Entries by AfricAqua

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 […]

Say no to a starved nation

The current drought and starvation that has hit almost every part of the country is something that if not properly and timely mitigated, can lead to loss of thousands of lives. It breaks my heart whenever I watch or view images of heart wrenching images of people and animals struggling to survive after spending months […]

Africaqua participates in the First Annual Kenya Water Week expo at KICC

Last week, Nairobi was a beehive of activities as the country held the first ever Kenya Water Week expo (KEWAWK) at Kenyatta International Convention Center. Organized by water services trust fund, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET),  Kenya Water Institute (KEWI) and other collaborating institutions, the expo brought together hundreds of water companies, […]

Africaqua CEO David Kuria makes a special address at the HLM2

Africaqua CEO David Kuria yesterday took to the podium at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) to make a special address on ways in which governments can encourage and support inclusive business to scale and contribute to the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Kuria was addressing thousands of investors, inventors, parliamentarians, heads of governments, ministers […]

Power to Improve Sanitation Standards Lies with us

Sanitation is a major priority in the world development agenda. It is an issue that has been addressed in the sustainable development goals launched in 2015, where the target is to ensure that every Kenyan has access to improved sanitation by 2030. Toilets have a great role to play in stimulating the economy of a […]

African cities must confront climate change

Public-private cooperation on a local as well as international level can help African cities play a key role in tackling climate change, argues David Kuria, Eco Ambassador and head of Kenyan social enterprise Africaqua. Nearly 200 countries will convene in Marrakech on Monday to advance progress made on the Paris Agreement on climate change. The […]