National Environmental Management Authority Blog

Nema sponsors Kenya Music Festival


NEMA sponsors Kenya Music Festival By Irene Kuruga & Samwel Irungu The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) recognizes that environmental management in Kenya especially waste is a major environmental challenge that Kenya faces and that NEMA singly cannot make much headway in this matter.The Kenya Music Festival as a national process of engagement is an Read More

Appreciating WED 2017 stakeholders


Appreciating WED 2017 stakeholders By Samwel Irungu The National Environment Management Authority organized a meeting to appreciate stakeholders who were involved in the World Environment Day 2017 (WED) preparations that was held at Egerton University on 5th June. The appreciation meeting was held at NEMA Headquarters on 18th July 2017.Speaking during the appreciation meeting, NEMA Read More

Date for plastic carrier bags ban nears


By Anne Owino With just 47 days for the plastic bags ban to take effect, the Authority has been working around the clock to create awareness on the ban. The ban is set to take effect from 28th August 2017.Plastic bags, polythene bags, paper bags they are called! Like a rainbow; they come in all Read More

Nema promoting good environmental practices


This year, the awards ceremony was held on 27th June 2017 at Mombasa beach hotel. The award was sponsored by the Kenya Coast Development Project (KCDP). The NEMA Director General, Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu, who was the chief guest congratulated the winners from the various categories for the exemplary work in environmental conservation and best practices.The Read More

A letter from the next generation


Dear grownups, Keep working on the Earth so when I grow up it will be in good shape. It is important because I don’t want the earth to be all littered with trash and I don’t want to pick up all the trash by myself. And because I like to play with my friends outside. Read More

NEMA monitors air quality in Nairobi


The National Environment Management Authority  in conjunction with the Kenya Meteorological Department conducted an air quality monitoring exercise in Nairobi from 27th to 29th June 2017. The mobile air monitoring laboratory was used. The exercise focused on observing various air quality parameters such as carbon, Sulphur dioxide, Ozone, Ammonia, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide among others. Read More

Comply with plastics ban, publics told


The National Environment Management Authority has ordered all plastic bags manufacturers to clear their stock before the 28th August 2017. This is in line with the gazette notice by the Environment and Natural Resources CS, Prof Judi Wakhungu on February 28th 2017 that banned the use, manufacture and importation of plastic carrier bags after six Read More

Sand harvesting nightmare in Homabay


In Kenya, sand harvesting has become a major business with rapid urbanization spurred by the new Constitutional dispensation of County Governments and rapid growth of urban areas in Kenya. The need for infrastructure projects such as roads, rail and ports have increased the need for natural resources including sand. In Homa Bay, due to the Read More

County executive calls for stronger ties


The  County Executive member for Tourism and Natural Resources for Taita Taveta County Hon. Alex Mwangeka  has called for strengthened partnership  between NEMA and the County Governments. The County executive reiterated that County governments should be implementing devolved environmental functions closely with NEMA. He acknowledged the important role that NEMA plays in ensuring Kenyans enjoyed Read More

WED 2017 preparations underway


World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event celebrated every 5th June. The day is marked to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Deputy Director Environmental Education & Information, Mamo Boru chairing the 2nd WED meeting [PHOTO: A. MWANGI/NEMA] This year, WED will be celebrated at Egerton University, Njoro Campus, Read More