National Environmental Management Authority Blog


Alternatives to plastics bags showcased The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in conjunction with National Environment Management Authority among other stakeholders organized an Alternative Eco-Friendly Exhibition at the KICC on the 24th and 25th August 2017 for the manufacturers, retailers, distributors and the general public. CS MENR, Prof Judi Wakhungu making her speech during Read More

GCF secretariat to visit Kenya


NEMA is excited as the Accredited Entity to be hosting guests from the Green Climate Fund on the 4th to 8th of September. As the AE of Kenya, the authority was accredited to have direct access for GCF funding from 2016. Five proposals (Tree crops, Laikipia County, Water, Climate Smart and Devolution) have been submitted Read More

We are committed to implement the ban


    Eight in every ten Kenyans support the ban on plastic carrier bags, the Permanent Secretary State Department of Environment Charles Sunkuli stated during a press conference on 23rd August 2017 at ministry of environment and natural resources headquarters.   PS State Department of Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli (R ) with NEMA Director General Read More

Inspection on plastic bags begin—————–


With the lapse of the six months grace period of the Gazette notice banning the use, manufacture and importation of plastic carrier bags by the Cabinet Secretary ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Prof Judi Wakhungu, NEMA as the implementing Authority swung into action.The Authority has a well-laid strategy on initiative the implementation of the Read More

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

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