WETLANDS DAY

(PHOTOS): Ministry of Environment plants trees to mark World Wetlands Day

In Summary

• February 2 marks the commemoration of World Wetlands Day.

• A certificates award ceremony crowned the day with participants, including children scooping top prices in their contribution towards environmental conservation.

Jayden Mbaabu of Nairobi Primary school who scoop top award for creative art environmental topic gets awarded a certificate and trophy during the commemoration of world wetlands day at Ondiri, Kiambu on February 2, 2022.
Jayden Mbaabu of Nairobi Primary school who scoop top award for creative art environmental topic gets awarded a certificate and trophy during the commemoration of world wetlands day at Ondiri, Kiambu on February 2, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Environment and Forestry Chief Administrative Secretary Mohamed Elmi led the country to celebrate World Wetlands Day.

Environment CAS Mohamed Elmi at Ondiri swamp during the commemoration of world Wetlands day on February 2, 2022.
Environment CAS Mohamed Elmi at Ondiri swamp during the commemoration of world Wetlands day on February 2, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

The event commenced with a tree planting exercise at Ondiri Swamp, and thereafter addressed the public at Alliance High School.

Environment CAS checks out products during the commemoration of world wetlands day at Ondiri, Kiambu on February 2, 2022.
Environment CAS checks out products during the commemoration of world wetlands day at Ondiri, Kiambu on February 2, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

February 2 marks the commemoration of World Wetlands Day.

This year’s theme is "Wetlands action for people and nature." 

Lucky ring checks out products made of bamboo Francis Kamanga an innovator showcases a security system capable of making a phone call during the commemoration of world wetlands day at Ondiri, Kiambu on February 2, 2022.
Lucky ring checks out products made of bamboo Francis Kamanga an innovator showcases a security system capable of making a phone call during the commemoration of world wetlands day at Ondiri, Kiambu on February 2, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro, NemacChairperson John Konchella, NEMA director-general Boru Mamo among other conservationists also attended the event.

A certificates award ceremony crowned the day with participants, including children scooping top prices in their contribution towards environmental conservation.

A plaque unveiled for eco toilet by CAS Mohamed Elmi at Ondiri swamp during the commemoration of world Wetlands day on February 2, 2022.
A plaque unveiled for eco toilet by CAS Mohamed Elmi at Ondiri swamp during the commemoration of world Wetlands day on February 2, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA