National Environmental Management Authority Blog

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

Sensitization on plastic bags ban done


Following the gazzetement of the law on ban of plastics, NEMA Kisii office in conjunction with Kisii county government department of Environment Water energy and Natural resources organized a sensitization workshop on 31st March 2017. The workshop brought on board secondary users, traders, waste handlers and chamber of commerce. The meeting was focusing to educate Read More

Staff sensitized on drug, alcohol abuse


NEMA held a sensitization meeting on alcohol, drug abuse and HIV/AIDS on 25th April 2017 at NEMA headquarters. The meeting was organized by the Human Resources depart ADA Specialist, Mr. Robert Mwangi speaking to staff during the sensitization meeting at NEMA HQ [PHOTO: S. IRUNGU/NEMA] Speaking during the meeting, Robert Mwangi, an Alcohol and Drug Read More

WED 2017 preparations kicks off


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. This year, WED will be celebrated Egerton University, Njoro Campus, Nakuru County. The theme for this year’s celebrations is ‘connecting people to nature and the slogan is Read More

Sensitization on plastic carriers ban


Following the gazzetement of the law on ban of plastics NEMA Kisii office in conjunction with Kisii county government department of Environment Water energy and Natural resources organized a sensitization workshop on 31st March 2017. The workshop brought on board secondary users, traders, waste handlers and chamber of commerce. The meeting was focusing to educate 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

NEMA participates in the Mau-Egerton race


Decades of environmental degradation of natural vegetation in Mau ecosystem has led to decline in water quality and quantity of Njoro River hence compromising the local economies and livelihoods. The team that represented the Authority  at the Mau Cross Country poses for a photo. [PHOTO: FERDINAND MUSUNGU/NEMA] The river also faces several threats such as Read More

NEMA helps to address mining conflicts


Exploitation of natural resources in Kenya has been an emotive issue for decades. Mostly, residents are up in arms against authorities involved in licensing investors alleging that they have been sidelined. Some believe that mining has been a curse to some communities as opposed to being a blessing. NEMA Deputy Director Compliance, Mr. Zephania Ouma Read More