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Brace for wet mornings, Met tells Nairobi

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Brace for wet mornings, Met tells Nairobi


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Third Medium Term Plan prioritises water harvesting for food security

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Third Medium Term Plan prioritises water harvesting for food security


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Embu hydro power plant to produce cheap energy for all Kenyans

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Brace for wet mornings, Met tells Nairobi
Nairobi residents should brace for more rains in the morning, says latest forecast from the Meteorological Department. According to the seven-day forecast released yesterday, there will be morning rains and afternoon showers over few places in Nairobi, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang'a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, and Tharaka Nithi counties. There will be sunny intervals in the morning in the North Rift counties of Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet   Read More ...
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Water harvesting for food security
During the course of the Third Medium Term Plan (MTP3) preparations, my team and I travelled across the country, and held consultations with citizens to understand their needs and priorities. This fulfilled the constitutional provision aimed at ensuring that development planning is inclusive. For more nuanced perspectives on ending water deficiency and guaranteeing food security, we visited various irrigation schemes in Uasin Gishu, Homa Bay, Kitui, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Turkana, Elgeyo-Marakwet and West Pokot counties   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Embu |  Kitui |  Turkana |  Homa Bay | 
Third Medium Term Plan prioritises water harvesting for food security
During the course of the Third Medium Term Plan preparations, my team and I travelled across the country, and held consultations with citizens to understand their needs and priorities. This fulfilled the constitutional provision aimed at ensuring that development planning is inclusive. For more nuanced perspectives on ending water deficiency and guaranteeing food security, we visited various irrigation schemes in Uasin Gishu, Homa Bay, Kitui, Embu, Tharaka Nithi, Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Embu |  Kitui |  Turkana |  Homa Bay | 
Embu landslide fears
Residents in sections of Embu County are in a panic after pounding rains caused mudslide in Kianjakoma village. There are fears the heavy rains could potentially lethal landslides.   Read More ...
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Embu hydro power plant to produce cheap energy for all Kenyans
Rupingazi hydro power plant in Embu County is set to supply 6.8 megawatts of power to the national power grid. The move comes at a time when Kenyans are facing increased power costs due to low water levels in dams. According to Eddie Murage Mugo, the managing director of Kleen energy, who are operating the plant, a 25 years lease agreement has been signed with Kenya forest services which manages the Njukiri Forest where the pant is located, as well as a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Kenya power and lighting company to supply an estimated 28,000,000 kwh per year   Read More ...
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New hydro power plant in Embu will add 6 megawatts to grid
A new hydro power plant in Embu county is expected to improve electricity supply to the country, with 6 extra megawatts to be supplied to the national power grid.   Read More ...
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Rupingazi Power Plant in Embu to add 6 megawatts to national grid
Embu county is set to add an additional 6 megawatts of electricity to the national grid once the ongoing construction of a hydro-power plant at Rupingazi is completed.   Read More ...
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Prime: University of Embu plans to produce own solar power electricity to save on electricity costs
The University of Embu plans to produce its own solar power electricity to save on electricity costs and earn income. the Chancellor Professor Musili Wambua revealed they target to produce three megawatts of power, which would be adequate for their internal needs and sell the surplus to the national grid.Prof Wambua said they already have a committee working on the feasibility studies and financing of the project, through a partner.   Read More ...
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Tags: Energy |  Green energy |  Solar Energy |  Electricity | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Embu | 
Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmers
Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmers It was in Mbeere, in rural Kenya, where Muthoni Masinde began to pick up on nature's way of signposting shifting weather patterns, as she helped her mother farm their land. She learned that if thick swarms of crickets appeared in the evenings during planting season, it meant the rains were about to end - a sign that farmers should stop planting   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Embu |  Mbeere | 
Govt launches agricultural insurance scheme for farmers.
The government in partnership with financial institutions has launched a crop and livestock insurance project in a bid to cushion farmers against adverse effects of climate change. The program to be piloted in Nakuru, Bungoma and Embu counties is expected to create a safety net for more than 180,000 crop and livestock farmers to encourage them invest in their farms, raise productivity and reduce the risks financial institutions face when   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Eastern |  Embu |  Rift Valley |  Nakuru |  Western |  Bungoma | 
Agroweather Tool Advisory Services
Climate Change Impact and Adaptation under the Agroweather Project highlights the impact of climate change in Embu, Kenya. The video captures the most salient aspect of farmers’ adaptation and Agroweather activities in Kenya & promote the visibility of these actions among key stakeholders at National & International levels.   Read More ...
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Floods cut off shops in Embu trade centre
Several businesses in Embu town were cut off by floods on Monday after a heavy downpour.Many shops were inaccessible.The four-hour downpour caused flooding in shops near the Maina Highway Hotel and Kobil petrol station, off the Huduma Centre   Read More ...
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Embu taps Israeli water technology
Investors from Israel and the Embu County government will partner to introduce water saving technology in the face of growing threat from climate change. Israel is the world leader in water and agribusiness technology, while more than half of Embu County is arid and faces biting water shortage in dry seasons. The announcement was made when embattled Embu Governor Martin Nyaga Wambora received the President of Goodwill Ambassadors for Israel, Don Esposito, and a host of investors from Israel in his offices   Read More ...
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