NAIROBI RIVER REGENERATION

[PHOTOS] NMS, UN Habitat sign deal on Nairobi River restoration

Badi and Maimunah signed the MoU on Wednesday.

In Summary

•The signing of the MoU took place at the Michuki People’s Park in Nairobi.

•Present during at the ceremony was Sanitization and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kairuki, Chief Conservator of forests Julius Kariuki and Former Nairobi Mayor Joe Aketch, among others.

UN Habitat Kenya Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohammed Badi sign an MOU on Nairobi River Regeneration at Michuki's People's Park on July 14, 2021.
UN Habitat Kenya Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohammed Badi sign an MOU on Nairobi River Regeneration at Michuki's People's Park on July 14, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

The United Nations Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohammed Badi on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on the regeneration of Nairobi River.

The signing of the MoU took place at the Michuki People’s Park in Nairobi.

Present during at the ceremony was Sanitization and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kairuki, Chief Conservator of forests Julius Kariuki and Former Nairobi Mayor Joe Aketch, among others.

Before the signing, the guests were taken through exhibitions of the Changing Faces competition, which is themed; shaping placers changing mindsets at the park.

UN Habitat Kenya Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohammed Badi display signed MOU on Nairobi River Regeneration at Michuki's People's Park on July 14, 2021.
UN Habitat Kenya Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Nairobi Metropolitan Services Director General Mohammed Badi display signed MOU on Nairobi River Regeneration at Michuki's People's Park on July 14, 2021.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

They were also entertained by Africa suckers acrobats as the Changing Faces competition progressed.

On July 1, Badi said the NMS collaborated with government agencies such as the Ministry of Environment, Kenya Forest Service, National Environment Management Authority, Kenya Forest Research Institute, Water Resource Authority among others and they have managed to clear off unwanted vegetation, collected solid waste from land and water, stopped effluent discharge into Nairobi river and planted trees among other work at Michuki Park.

He added that NMS has purposed to revitalise public open green spaces, public recreation areas such as Jeevanjee Gardens, Uhuru Park, Central Park and Kamukunji grounds, clean waterways, create neighbourhood parks and increase greenery within the city.