The Company recently joined the Nairobi City County Government in marking the World Environment Day on Tuesday 5 June, 2018 at a tree planting exercise held at Kikuyu Springs.
More than 20,000 tree seedlings were planted during the event attended by politicians, environmentalist and students. The Chief Guest for the event was Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko represented by County Executive Committee Member in charge of Environment, Energy, Water and Natural Resources Larry Wambua.
Sonko said the county has initiated a monthly clean-up day starting from 7th July 2018 to raise awareness and sensitize the public on the need to ensure clean environment and eradicate plastic which has been wreaking havoc with clogged drains.
“My administration has come up with strategies such as establishment of integrated solid waste management to ensure proper management of waste and restore Nairobi’s lost glory.” He said.
The Governor said eradication of plastics tops his agenda .” A sustainable way forward is to minimize use of plastics and maximize recycling and re-use .” he added.
The Acting Managing Director for NCWSC Eng. Nahason Muguna said the water rationing in the city will go on.” Kikuyu Springs is one of the four sources of water for Nairobi City. The current demand for water exceeds supply hence the water rationing programme in place. We shall also ensure the trees you planted today are protected so that they grow to maturity. “
The World Environment Day is United Nation’s most important day held annually on 5 June to raise awareness and action for the protection of environment for the benefit of current and future generations. The theme for this was christened “Beat Plastic Pollution”.