A campaign that seeks to boost the country’s environmental conservation efforts is set to kick off on Tuesday. Dubbed ‘Cleaning Up Kenya Campaign’, the initiative was announced two weeks ago by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of the Michuki Memorial Park in Nairobi.
National Government Administration Officers at the local level will be tasked with partnering with local communities and stakeholders to enhance environmental restoration, conservation and management. The president directing respective government officers to ensure ecosystems and general environment in their areas of jurisdiction are cared for.
The head of state saying that those who fail to implement the projects risk the sack while promising to reward those who record exemplary performance.
While announcing the campaign, President Kenyatta pointed out that the initiative fits within the ongoing national hygiene programme commonly referred to as Kazi Mtaani and will compliment ongoing efforts made towards improving environmental and sanitation conditions across the country.
The latest initiative comes amid enhanced efforts by the government to conserve Kenya’s ecosystem which has for years suffered degradation threatening the livelihoods of thousands of its citizenry.