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New Water Towers Agency Board to Restore Mau.
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CS Keriako Tobiko giving his key note adress during the Inauguration of the KWTA Board. Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has directed the Kenya Water Agency (KWTA) to move immediately into Mau Forest and oversee its protection and rehabilitation. The CS said the Conservation Agency would lead the Country in turning around the
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RAW SEWER CONTAMINATING L. NAIVASHA
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A file photo of raw sewer flowing into a river. Naivasha sewerage Treatment Company has been accused of contaminating Lake Naivasha waters by failing to treat raw sewer. Chairperson Lake Naivasha Water Resource Users Association (LANAWARUA) Enock Kiminta, claimed that raw sewer from the plant was finding its way into the lake and no action has
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NAIVASHA DRY PORT TO SPUR GROWTH
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The PS, Min. of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, with his Public Works counter-part, Prof. Paul Maringa, gesturing during the tour of the Naivasha dry port. The Naivasha dry port will attract both local and international investors and create employment opportunities among other benefits. The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry,
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Wanton destruction derails 10 % achievement
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CS Keriako Tobiko poses for a group photo with Kikuyu Council of Elders . Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has decried the wanton destruction of forests which he says has derailed efforts to achieve the minimum threshold of 10% tree cover. “For the last six years 31,000 and 75,000 hectares of plantation and
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ENABLING CLIMATE COMPATIBLE INTERVENTIONS
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A depleted hill top in Makueni County- Forests help stabililize the climate by regulating ecosystems and play an intergral part in the carbon cycle. The current trend of weather patterns where most counties are experiencing an increase in temperature and a decline in rainfall is threatening agricultural practices. This has caused reduction in food supply
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STAFF SENT HOME OVER FOREST DESTRUCTION
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Wanton destruction- CS, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, with Mbooni MP, Hon. Kivaso and the CCF,Mr. Kamau, pointing at a tree trump that was left by loggers at the Kivale forest. Four Kenya Forest Service (KFS) officers attached to Mbooni conservancy, Makueni County have been interdicted for allegedly abetting and aiding illegal logging and charcoal burning in
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Government determined to attain 10% forest cover
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PS Ali Ibrahim(R) with his counterparts Prof. Fred Sigor,Dr. Chris Kiptoo and Harry Kimutai. The Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed has said that the government will in the next four years distribute two billion tree seedlings to farmers countrywide.  The  PS said that the seeds will be distributed through various
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Environment Cabinet Secretary interdicts four officers over illegal logging
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Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Environment and Forestry Mr. Keriako Tobiko listens to Alex Lemakoko Commander in Charge of KFS rangers during a tour of the Kivale forest in Mbooni sub county following complaints of illegal logging. Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko last week interdicted four Kenya Forest Service (KFS) officers in Makueni
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County Government and NGO unveil new eco- friendly toilet technology for primary schools in rural areas
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Some of the eco-toilets built by Green Belt Movement at Rongai grounds. The environment conservation advocate says the toilets are useful in conserving the environment. The Green Belt Movement is investing in a new ecofriendly toilet technology that replaces the traditional pit latrines in a bid to increase access to sanitation facilities in schools within rural areas
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INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS SHOULD BE COMPELLED TO PAY FOR POLLUTING THE ENVIRONMENT
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CS Tobiko addressing the parcicipants during thy workshop Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has called on disadvantaged African countries to develop a common position in the upcoming 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to seek  favorable policy and funding to mitigate effects of climate change. The CS
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