WIN works with a range of stakeholders in Kenya to promote water integrity at different levels.
Since 2010 WIN has been working on tools such as AWIS, to establish a shared understanding of main integrity challenges in urban water supply, and the IM Toolbox, to work with utilities to improve integrity in service delivery.
WIN and partners are now starting to roll out an adapted IM toolbox for small water systems by training county officials and NGO/CSO partners, as well as collaborating with WASREB to embed the IM approach as a tool within the regulatory framework.
Amongst other activities to support capacity building and accountability for CSOs active across the water sector in Kenya, WIN supports KEWASNET with the publication of the Annual Water and Sanitation CSO Performance Report on the CSO contribution to the sector. Together with KEWASNET and other partners, WIN is currently undertaking research on integrity in public financial management at the county level.
WIN supports the Water Sector Trust Fund in better managing integrity risks within its investment programmes, which provide financing for WASH and WRM projects in underserved areas.
In collaboration with GIZ, CESPAD, and the Water Resources Authority, WIN promotes tools for Water Resource User Associations (WRUAs) on organizational governance and integrity, advocacy, and communication.
The Kenyan water sector continues to be strongly affected by political conflicts between national and county governments over roles and responsibilities. This has resulted in significant accountability gaps, most importantly a failure to conduct the annual sector report and conference since 2016, which is key monitoring and multi-stakeholder review mechanism (counties do not share data and the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation (MWSI) will not move without their input).
Report on the contribution of CSOs to the Kenyan water sector, including follow-up of Integrity, Quality, and Compliance indicators (2015/2016).
Report on the CESPAD capacity building programme for water resource user associations (2016/2017).