Nairobi 3rd February 2024
Nairobi City County yesterday partnered with National Environmental Management Authority to host World Wetland day commemorations at Dik-dik Gardens Wetland in Kileleshwa, Dagoretti North Sub County.
World Wetland day is celebrated every 2nd February. The celebrations theme for this year was “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing” and aimed to raise awareness on the need to restore wetlands inorder to enhance provision of their ecological services.
Speaking at the event where he represented the Green Nairobi Executive, the County Chief Officer for Environment Mr. Hibrahim Otieno said that Nairobi County will continue supporting conservation efforts all over the city.
“I would also like to urge private institutions to come on board and support in the conservation efforts by helping maintain and adopting the trees. Let us all participate in conserving our environment.” Mr. Otieno said.
The County donated 500 tree seedlings which were planted to mark the day.
Different speakers highlighted the benefits of wetlands, and called for environment protection.
The event was also attended by among others representatives from Nairobi Rivers Commission, Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Forestry services and National Environment Tribunal
Also in attendance were learners from Kileleshwa Primary and Jacaranda Special School and Dik dik residents association among others.
The event was organized with collaboration from Coca-Cola, Airtel Kenya, Safaricom and Superloaf.
Accompanying the Chief Officer was the County Assistant Director Environmental Monitoring, Compliance and Enforcement Ms. Christine Kivuva and other Environment Officers.
Similar celebrations also took place in Gatharaine Park along Gatharaine River Mathare 4b Park along Mathare River, High-rise in Kamukunji and Kasarani riparian area in Roysambu where trees were also planted to mark the World Wetlands day celebrations.