Following a presidential directive regarding the regeneration of Nairobi City, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), under the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has been tasked with the duty of spearheading the cleanup of Nairobi River.
The exercise is expected to begin on 16th April 2018. The Authority will be conducting inspections, issuing orders and closing premises that do not comply with the relevant regulations such as riparian reserves, waste management and disposal among others.
The inspections will focus on slums, slaughterhouses among other premises near the river or contributing to pollution of Nairobi River. The areas under surveillance include Dagoretti, Kawangware, Karen (Nairobi Dam), Kirichwa (Kubwa and Ndogo), Mater and Kiamaiko among others.
The launch of Nairobi River Cleanup (Photos)