Coca-Cola has launched a sparkling water extension to its Dasani brand in Kenya.

The US soft drinks giant said today (31 August) that the launch reflected its "continued confidence" in Kenya's bottled water market.

"Recent consumer research shows that consumers find purified water especially attractive due to its taste, consistency and quality", said Leslie Olali, senior division brand manager for Dasani at Coke's East & Central Africa division.

Coke launched Dasani in Kenya in 2003. The brand is also available in six other African markets including Tanzania, Ghana and Egypt.