Kilifi County governor Amason Kingi has approved the Kilifi County Climate Change Act, 2021 seeking to implement climate change mitigation strategies.
The governor assented to the bill on Friday afternoon April 23, 2021 laying out the policy proposal and planning processes that the county will use to develop and implement the law.
“The law seeks to put in place a framework and mechanisms for mobilizing and facilitating communities and other stakeholders in the county to respond effectively to effects of climate change through appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures and actions”, the governor said while addressing the media shortly after signing the bill.
The county boss added that the law provides for the establishment of a climate change steering committee and planning committees at County and Ward levels as the primary administrative units for implementation of the law.
He said the primary administrative units on the climate change law will also propose measures to formulate a County Climate Action Plan and a County Strategy for raising awareness and public education on climate change.
The governor is betting on the Kilifi County Climate Change Act 2021 to bring climate resilience as the county is faced with frequent droughts that has left most parts of the county dry, leaving the residents in an endless circle of poverty.
By Jackson Msanzu and Stacy Damary