Kenya’s Environment Action Plan (EAP) Preparation Guidelines launched

The National Environment Management Authority and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources launched the Kenya’s Environment Action Plan (EAP) Preparation Guidelines on 31st January 2017 at KICC, Nairobi. The guidelines are a product of a participatory consultative process involving many stakeholders. The exercise was coordinated by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) as per the provisions of EMCA cap 387.

The launch was presided over by the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Charles Sunkuli on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary Prof Judi Wakhungu.
The launch had representatives from the national institutions including key ministries departments and agencies, county executive committee members from various Counties, civil societies and members of the business community.
Addressing the gathering, the Principal Secretary reiterated the need for systematic planning in order to address the myriad environmental challenges facing the country.
The Chair of the NEMA Board of Management Mr. John Konchellah in his address urged county governments to work closely with NEMA for the betterment of the environment in the country.

NEMA Director General Prof Geoffrey Wahungu on his part asked the county governments to fast-track the process of CEAPs preparation noting that success of NEAP preparation is dependent on timely preparation of CEAPs.
“We will be ready when called upon to provide the necessary technical backstopping during the preparation of their CEAPs”, Prof Wahungu informed the County governments.

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Consultations to restore Nairobi river kicks off

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources will partner with other likeminded stakeholders in an effort to ensure the success of the cleanup and restoration of the Nairobi River and its tributaries, the Principal Secretary for State Department of Natural Resources Dr. Margaret Mwakima has said.

The PS said this during the launch of a consultative meeting on the Nairobi River Restoration Program at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi. The meeting attended by various stakeholders including Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA), National Environmental Authority (NEMA) and the County Government of Nairobi among others, whose main aim is to look for ways to combine efforts for the successful cleanup and restoration of the river to its former glory.

Sections of Nairobi river

Dr. Mwakima stressed that there is need to map out the river and its tributaries from their water sheds to the point where it pours into the Indian Ocean for the exercise to be successful and meaningful.  She also said that there is need to learn from past experiences like what the late John Michuki had done.

Partnership among key stakeholders from women and youth is also important in bringing  economic gains through job creation, tourism, recreational parks among other activities, PS added.

Mwakima, stressed that long term programs should also incorporate afforestation of water towers and the river’s riparian grounds and its tributaries.

Also present during the event were the CS Water and Irrigation Mr. Eugene Wamalwa and Mr. Musikari Kombo who is chairman Water Services Trust Fund.

Polluted sections of Nairobi river