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…

CNN meets the people keeping ‘Mama Elephant’s’ dream alive

                      This week on Inside Africa, CNN International meets Angela Sheldrick, the daughter of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, to learn how her mother’s animal conservation legacy is being kept alive in Africa. Known for her trailblazing work with orphaned elephants in Kenya, Dame Daphne had created the most successful rescue and rehabilitation programme in the world. Throughout her years building the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, named after her late husband, Dame Daphne Sheldrick had rescued and rehabilitated over 230 baby elephants,…

Hemingways partners with EcoWorld for eco-awareness course

As part of its commitment to preserving the Kenyan coastline and ecosystem within it, Hemingways Watamu hotel has amalgamated with a local non-governmental organization ‘EcoWorld Watamu,’ which employs underprivileged locals to collect plastic debris along the beach each week and reuse and recycle it for better purposes. All plastic waste from Hemingways Watamu is directed to EcoWorld where it is separated according to weight and colour, before being shredded or melted, and recycled.  The recycled waste is used in creating art works, furniture, fence posts, and trinkets, generating income while…

First ever safety awards scheduled for Nairobi

For the first time in the country Kenya is set hold the safety wards that seeks to promote individuals and companies championing for health and safety at workplace. The awards set for 31st of August will for a start feature two counties Nairobi and Mombasa with the window open for other counties that would like to hand in submission for the awards. According to James Kinuthia the director of Safe Pro Limited, the awards will be looking at how an individual or an organisation is working towards the improvement and…