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  • Kenyan contractors fail to install solar water heating systems /Risk Jail

    KENYA, 2014/03/11 Kenyan contractors and property developers who fail to install solar water heating systems on buildings that use additional than 100 litres of hot water a day risk jail terms and fines under new rules laid down by the country's energy sector regulator. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has warned developers and contractors that they must comply with energy regulations published in May 2012 on solar water heating, or risk the penalties, which aim to cut the use of non-renewable energy. "Any person who fails to comply with regulations of the ERC on water heating systems commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a conviction of Kenya shilling 1 million (about $12,000) or to imprisonment for a term of one year, or to both", said a media notice signed by the ERC's Director-General Kaburu Mwirichia.
  • Chinese Firm Wins Ngong Quarry Row in Kenya

    KENYA, 2013/09/01 CHINESE road engineers constructing the Nairobi Southern bypass will continue mining ballast at the Kerrarapon quarry in Ngong. Top government officials and Nema staff toured the site and carried out tests on the impact of blasts at the quarry. They found that they were not as harmful as the residents around the quarry had said they were. However, the engineers were yesterday given firm instructions that blasting will be done once a week to reduce the impact on the environment. The China Road and Bridge Corporation which is building the Sh2.6 billion bypass road was stopped from mining ballasts at Kerrarapon last week by Kajiado politicians who complained the blasting of rocks at the quarry had adversely affected the residents and their livestock.