Nairobi,30th November 2023
Green Nairobi’s Environment Subsector yesterday in Partnership with World Water Net held a dialogue on Nairobi rivers ecosystem with Community based organizations, youth and women groups in Mukuru Kwa Njenga.
The dialogue sessions focused on disaster preparedness for the potential effects of the Elnino rains, targeting groups around the five major rivers of Nairobi; Mbagathi, Nairobi, Mathare, Ngong and Gatharani rivers.
Nairobi County Assistant Director for Environmental Monitoring, Compliance and Enforcement Ms. Christine Kivuva said that the meeting was also used to sensitize members of the community on proper solid waste disposal and empowering the groups on opportunities in solid waste management, as well as mapping out areas of partnership between the County, World Water Net and the Community.
Among the groups represented were; LEWMO, Gatharaine, Ghetto Farmers and Kamukunji Environmental Organization.
The groups shared their best practices and success stories in environmental preservation.
The dialogue meeting was also attended by Environment Officers from Embakasi South, a Disaster Management Officer and representatives from Kenya Red Cross.
Last week a team from World Water Net met with the County Executive for Green Nairobi Mr. Ibrahim Auma in his office. They discussed on areas of partnership in making a change on Nairobi rivers.