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Personifying the environmental tragedy of Nairobi’s garbage

The Dandora dumpsite receives more than 3.5 tonnes of garbage from across the city every day. Photo courtesy of www.businessdailyafrica.com

By Alex Njeru I met the young man at Kenyatta National Hospital ward, where my dad was convalescing from an operation. Years and years of smoking tobacco cigarettes had done things to my dad’s body and this time round arteries in his lower limbs had constricted and reneged on their function to supply enough blood to his right leg muscles. ...

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Residents, conservation alliance oppose SGR routings through Nairobi National Park, Ngong Forest

A section of the SGR. The routing of the railway through Nairobi National Park and Ngong Forest have been opposed. [Photo: kenya-today]

The proposed routing of the new railway through Nairobi has been opposed by a section of Nairobi residents associations and the Conservation Alliance of Kenya. The two groups object to the proposed routings of new railway through Nairobi and propose an alternative. The biggest concern is the routing of the Standard Guage Railway (SGR) through the Nairobi National Park which ...

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Mango farming changing fortunes for Makueni farmers

A mango tree. The fruit is changing fortunes for farmers in Makueni. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano Farmers in Makueni are adopting modern mango farming in agribusiness, a new venture that is shaping livelihoods for most families in the county. The county has for the last few years reported massive planting of new mango trees attracting attention of agriculturists in the county. According to baseline survey of mango trees census report carried out in ...

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Small scale farming earns Bungoma farmer financial independence

Musombi on his farm. He is able to cater for his needs from this plot. [Photo: Njenga Hakeenah]

Michael Musombi, has a big reason to smile owing to the financial benefits he has accrued from his 50 x 100ft sukumawiki farm his family owns. The resident of Kanduyi Constituency in Bungoma County ventured into farming after completing his degree course in Environmental Horticulture and Landscaping Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The 25-year-old decided to ...

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Wangari Maathai’s legacy lives on through Bungoma environmentalist

Weboya waters some of the seedlings he produces. He has sold millions of seedlings since he started five years ago. [Photo: Njenga Hakeenah]

His passion for environmental conservation led him to delve into a tree nursery project, which five years later has attracted several organizations. This is to further sensitize other youths to engage in activities that safeguard the environment. Peter Wafula Weboya from Sikata, Bungoma County narrates how he started engaging the youth at Mechimeru sub location on several ways on how ...

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