Nairobi, 5th June, 2022
Today, Nairobi City County Governor, Ann Kananu together with County Executive Environment, Larry Wambua celebrated World Environment day, with Nairobi County staff, Dawoodi Bohra community and Members of Kenya Wildlife Services.
This years’ theme dubbed “Only One Earth” celebrations was held at the Southern bypass near the Nairobi National park. In attendance was Hon. Sheikh Abdulkarim, Secretary of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, Dominic Mutie ACC1 Langata Subcounty representing the Deputy County Commissioner and Nairobi Sub County Administrator, Langata, Seline Ogallo.
Said Governor Kananu, “I want to thank the Dawoodi Bohra community for taking this initiative in commemoration of World Environment Day and for making me a part of this clean-up exercise along the border of Nairobi National Park adjacent to the Southern Bypass. I want to urge all of us to continue advocating for a greener environment and conservation of nature. When we conserve the environment today, the future generations will be able to lead a healthier life. ‘
The Governor also noted a few arising issues of raw sewer entering the park. She said this would be repaired and constantly monitored to ensure no recurrence. With regards to plastic bottles the Governor warned that anyone found littering would be arrested and charged with a possible jail term. Regarding the miraa stalls that litter the area, the Governor warned them to ensure proper management of their waste or face closure.
The County enforcement team would move in and restore the park and ensure a conducive environment for Wild life.
Nairobi County Executive Environment said that the clean-up exercise aimed to support and bolster the Nairobi National Park’s ‘Plastic Free’ initiative. The County Executive mentioned that H.E the Governor, Ann Kananu would soon sign the Climate Action Plan which would greatly aid Nairobi city plan its emissions, set citywide and sectoral emission reduction targets and assess climate risks.
“Let Environment day celebrations constantly serve as a reminder for us to strengthen the world and ensure that nature is preserved at all costs. It throws light on the causes which are causing serious harm to our environment. I look forward to the day when we will have a safe, clean, greener and more prosperous future.” Concluded Governor Kananu.