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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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Nakuru activist launches campaign to ban plastics

By Njoki Maina James Waikibia, a social media activist based in Nakuru is leading a campaign seeking to ban plastic bags nationwide. The campaign which is running on twitter and facebook aims at sensitizing Kenyans against use of plastic bags that are below 100 microns. “I am targeting policy makers because they are the ones who bring change,” he told ...

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MP David Gikaria conflict with Governor Kinuthia Mbugua replicated in court

By Lorna Abuga. When David Gikaria Mbugua appeared in court to face charges of “disposing solid and liquid waste on a public highway” last week, he made a plea that added to the growing rift between him and Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua. Although the two are allied to Jubilee they have constantly been at logger heads and one might actually ...

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Imara Daima residents fear being poisoned in their sleep

Residents of Nairobi’s Imara Daima area are living in fear of being poisoned in their sleep by a nearby factory that emits pungent smelling gas at night. The residents are also up in arms over what they feel is incompetence and a lack of responsiveness from National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) over the agency’s failure to take action on their ...

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Kenyans Outraged by TV expose Plague for Profit

  Last week, we featured  the story of Phyllis Omido, an environmental activist who battled against a lead smelting factory and eventually got it shut down. She won the prestigious Goldman award for her efforts. The factory in question is in the vicinity of Owino Uhuru slums in Changamwe, Mombasa. #PlagueforProfit 👉 Mombasa activist wins Goldman Prize http://t.co/QhAaoZ3KZa via @monitor254 ...

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