ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION IS NECESSARILY FOR A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT -CS TOBIKO
Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary has said that environmental education and behavior change will help raise awareness on the dangers of dumping and environmental pollution.
The CS has said that majority of Kenyans lack information on the dangers of dumping and pollution coupled by lack of proper sanitation especially in the informal settlements.
Mr. Tobiko has said that most of the effluent and solid waste released to urban rivers comes from informal settlements, making it difficult to enforce regulations.
The CS made the remarks today when he met officials of a private Kenyan Japanese company that is dealing with installation of wastewater treatment plants in the country.
He said that there is need to include the aspect of waste water treatment in the waste management bill which is underway.
Usafi Comfort Director June Arunga said that Nairobi and many cities across the country are grappling with waste water, which could be instead treated and reused for irrigation and reuse in toilets.
Overseas Environment Cooperation Centre, Japan , Executive Managing Directive ,Tetsuro Fujitsuka said that the technology is safe and widely used in Japan and it will come in handy for water conservation while ensuring a clean environment.
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