National Environmental Management Authority Blog

UAP Old mutual appreciates NEMA


UAP Old mutual, the organizers of the annual Ndakaini Half Marathon have appreciated NEMA for their continued support in the course of conserving Ndakaini dam. The Authority has sponsoring the marathon as well as sending a team to participate in the activity.   NEMA’s Anthony Mwangi (L) receiving the Ndakaini marathon award [PHOTO: COURTESY] As Read More

Authority hosts NEMA Uganda


  The NEMA Uganda visited the Authority from 24th-28th July within the framework of the cooperation that exists in the region. NEMA management with the NEMA Uganda team [PHOTO: S. IRUNGU/NEMA] The team comprised of the following; Ms. Christine Akelo- Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Nsereko Mike- Director Policy, Planning and Information, Mr. Allan Kasagga- Director Read More

Public urged to support plastics ban


Public urged to support plastics ban The deadline for compliance with the gazette ban on the use, manufacture and importation is fast approaching. NEMA Director General, Prof Geoffrey Wahungu (R ) with Comedian MC Jessy holding a sisal bag during Churchill Show recording [PHOTO: COURTESY] To foster compliance, the Authority is conducting an elaborate media Read More

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

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

DG visits Shimo la Tewa Prison


NEMA Director General Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu visited the Shimo la Tewa Prison in Mombasa on Friday 28th April 2017. He was accompanied by Dr. Mohamed Omar of KWS, Mr. Dickson Waruingi, the Co-ordinator  of the Nairobi Convention at UNEP and Mr. Andrew Ng’ang’a of NEMA, Mombasa County. NEMA Director General, Prof Geoffrey Wahungu (C) accompanied Read More

The Walda NIE Project on course


A  team of four staff from the Headquarters traveled last month to Moyale for a field finding mission and monitoring of adaptation fund project at Walda, which is located in Sololo, sub county of Moyale sub county in Marsabit County. The team was impressed by the progress made on the ground since NEMA channeled funds through Read More

NEMA begins efforts to save L. Kenyatta


Lake Kenyatta in Lamu County is on the verge of extinction, which is evident by the alarming rate of the receding levels of water. This phenomenon has been a threat to both human and wildlife survival who depend on the lake for survival. It is with this realization that a delegation from the Ministry of Read More

Preparations for WWD 2017 underway


World Wetlands Day (WWD) is commemorated annually on 2nd February since 1971, to mark the Day the Ramsar Convention was signed in Iran. These commemorations are meant to raise public awareness and consciousness about the benefits and challenges facing wetlands. In preparation to commemorate WWD 2017, Coastal Marine and Fresh Water sub-department organized the 1st National Read More