MRM awards photographers Feted during ‘Eye in the Wild’ Competition

  By Barbra Onkoba Winners of the annual ‘Eye in the Wild’ photography competition themed ‘Stop the Chop’,  sponsored by Mabati Rolling Mills have been feted in a colorful ceremony held at Karura Forest. The campaign supports sustainable solutions that contribute to forest conservation with a view to protect our natural environment. It focused on four elements – wildlife, water, community, and lifestyle and provided a platform for photographers to highlight the beauty in Kenya’s landscape whilst celebrating the best talent. Speaking, Andrew John Heycott, Mabati Rolling Mills CEO said…

Greenpeace Africa Calls on China to Maintain the Ban on Rhino Horns

Conservationists in Kenya are worried by China’s decision to reverse the ban on trade in tiger bones and rhino horns.  Experts have also condemned the move as one that could have dire repercussions for the endangered species.  Reacting to these developments, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior political advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “China’s decision to reopen trade on rhino horns and tiger bones will not only reactivate the demand for rhino products, but also contribute to a rise in poaching and other illegal activities. This also reverses steps that have been made…

CNN explores Kenya’s skydiving scene

By CNN This week on Inside Africa, CNN International travels to the Kenyan coast where the Skydive Diani team are one of the only fully operational skydiving centres on the continent, outside of South Africa. Diani Beach is one of the few places in the world where skydivers can jump out, over the ocean and land on a beach all year-round. Chief Supervisor, Gary Lincoln-Hope tells CNN about how the company first started: “Skydive Diani started by complete chance… A bunch of skydivers found themselves in Kenya and were missing their passion,…

Elani and Greenpeace Africa join hands to encourage ecologically friendly agriculture

Entertainment brand Elani has thrown its weight behind Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for practice of environmentally safe agriculture. The fact that food security is one of the items of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda means that we must all contribute towards successful agriculture. We should get to that point where Kenya does not have to import foodstuff. After all, most of these imports are coming into the country already contaminated and therefore dangerous for human consumption,” said Elani.   The band said their presence in Greenpeace campaigns will serve to…

City sprouted with Alcoholic retreats despite tough regulations

Issuance of new liquor licenses in Nairobi has been frozen in a move aimed at allowing Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board to review existing liquor outlets. Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku urged the board to control and regulate the number of wines and spirits and bars sprouting near schools and in residential areas. Speaking during a sensitization workshop for local leaders, administrators and bar owners, Thuku pointed out that National Agency for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Authority statistics for 2017 indicate Nairobi County…

KAM and partners Signs an MoU to Enhance Waste Management

Waste management is a collective role in which the private sector should complement the government’s efforts to ensuring a cleaner environment. As part of its efforts to promote effective management of PET plastic bottles, manufacturers through KAM and partners have committed to undertake measures to encourage recycling and re-use of plastic bottles across the country. According to Dr. Ayub Macharia, Chairman of the National PET Management Committee; recycling represents a systemic shift that builds long-term resilience, generates business and economic opportunities, provides environmental and societal benefits. In other words, plastics…

Governors spearhead realization of Kenya’s blue economy potential

By Abednego Mwikya The bid for full exploitation of the potential of Kenya’s blue economy has gained momentum after county governments vowed to rally behind the agenda. More than 20 governors from counties endowed with blue economy resources said they will be on the forefront in spurring conversations around utilization of water resources in the country with a view to creating job opportunities for unemployed Kenyans and for improvement of the economy. “Going forward, we are going to tackle the challenges that prevent this country from tapping the full potential…

Mabati Rolling Mills move to impact wild conservations

Mabati Rolling Mills, the manufacturer of Roofing and Building solutions in Kenya has launched the second edition of the annual photography competition with the aim of sparking a conversation on conservation. The MRM edition dubbed “Eye in the Wild – STOP THE CHOP Photography Competition” hopes to draw the public EYE through the camera lens on the state of flora and fauna conservation in Kenya. This follows after a successful first edition that was launched on March 29, 2017 which attracted huge submissions from the public. Karen Gikunda, the Mabati…

Construction of recreational park in Embakasi set to begin

By Erick Ludeya City Hall will construct a recreational park on the 1.5km road reserve along the famous Spine Road in Embakasi East. According to Environment Executive Larry Wambua, the road reserve had been turned into a dumping site; illegal structures had been set up over the drains emitting a bad stench. Wambua told the Sunday Express that this is part of Governor Sonko’s plan to beautify the City as well as creating employment to the youths. “We are going to convert the place into one of the best recreational…

Greenpeace calls on president to include Food Safety in Big Four Agenda

By Jacktone Lawi International environmental watchdog and lobby group has called on the government to put in place a standardization system for food supplies in a bid to save consumers from harmful foodstuffs. Greenpeace is urging the government to put in place robust policies and regulatory provisions that traces the food supplies through the value chain. According to Claire Nasike Greenpeace Africa’s food for life Campaigner, this will help in ensuring that standards are adhered to and food safety guaranteed.” The past few months have seen increased cases of substandard…