NEMA embarks on clean-up of rivers in Kajiado

The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has embarked on a clean-up exercise of rivers in Kajiado County that drain into the Athi River. This follows a presidential directive last month that all tributaries draining into Thwake dam in Makueni County be cleaned up to ensure water fed into the dam is safe for human consumption. President Uhuru Kenyatta issued the directive […]

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NEMA bans illegal mining activities in Rangwe

The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has banned activities on an illegal gold mining site in Rang’i village within Rangwe Sub County following complaints from community members. Homa Bay county Director of environment Josiah Nyandoro explained that a private investor had embarked on mining operations in the area without the necessary license from the department […]

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NEMA Launches Crackdown On Plastic Bags In Kwale

The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has launched a crackdown on plastic bags in Kwale County and arrested five suppliers. Ali Mwanzei, NEMA Deputy Director in charge of field operations told journalists in Kwale town that the authority has launched a renewed crackdown targeting traders importing the bags into the country. He said the five people arrested […]

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NEMA blames Uganda for Illegal plastic bags in Busia

The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) has blamed rampant plastic bags in Busia town smuggled from neighbouring country Uganda. Addressing the press in Busia on Monday, the County Director of NEMA Kipkoech Rop said, “The fact that plastic bags from Uganda find their way into Kenya through black market, it is difficult to curb its […]

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NCA partners with county to raise standards of developmental structures

The National Construction Authority (NCA) has partnered with Nyandarua County Government to train contractors in a bid to raise the standards of developmental structures in the region. Public Works Chief Officer Architect Lawrence Gitau said the training of the contractors was a way of ensuring only registered contractors were engaged in creating sustainable and safe […]

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