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The relaunch of Michuki memorial park

Once a lifeless habitat, it is now patronised by birds

In Summary

• It's been moved from a safe haven for criminals to a place of serene beauty

Michuki memorial park entry
Michuki memorial park entry
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday evening opened the rehabilitated Michuki Park in Nairobi county.

The park, which was initially known as the Mazingira Park, was renamed to Michuki Park by the Ministry of Environment in 2012, in honour of the late John Michuki.

In attendance were President Uhuru Kenyatta, Environment CS Keriako Tobiko and Chief Conservator of Forests Julias Kamau. Uhuru said the park has been restored to its initial look.

“We have moved it from a safe haven for criminals to a place of serene beauty and peace and from a lifeless habitat to a life-supporting ecosystem, leading to the re-emergence of birds,” he said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta watches a tree as Environment CS Keriako Tobiko watches
President Uhuru Kenyatta watches a tree as Environment CS Keriako Tobiko watches
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Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Keriako Tobiko talk to East Africa Youngest Climate Change Ambassador Ellyanne Wanjiku
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Keriako Tobiko talk to East Africa Youngest Climate Change Ambassador Ellyanne Wanjiku
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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko plants a tree with the help of Chief Conservator of Forests Julias Kamau
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko plants a tree with the help of Chief Conservator of Forests Julias Kamau
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Sports CS Amina Mohamed and Keriako Tobiko plant a tree as Environment PS Chris Kiptoo, Julius Kamau and Nema chairperson John Koncellah watch
Sports CS Amina Mohamed and Keriako Tobiko plant a tree as Environment PS Chris Kiptoo, Julius Kamau and Nema chairperson John Koncellah watch
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Keriako Tobiko, Ellyhanne Wanjiku and NMS Director General water a tree
Keriako Tobiko, Ellyhanne Wanjiku and NMS Director General water a tree
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Keriako tobiko and Suasan Michuki, daughter to the late John Michuki, water a tree with the help of KFS Board chairman Peter Kinyua
Keriako tobiko and Suasan Michuki, daughter to the late John Michuki, water a tree with the help of KFS Board chairman Peter Kinyua
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