Containing Pollution Menace
Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is developing a raft of policy and legislative incentives to revitalize action on the growing pollution menace in the rural counties, officials said on October 30.
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Judi Wakhungu said new strategies are required to help county governments deal with ecological challenges like pollution, habitat loss and land degradation.
“We have developed new policy and legal tools to help county governments address environmental pollution that has worsened against a backdrop of industrialization, mechanized farming and population growth,” said Wakhungu.
Wakhungu said the Central Government is encouraging counties to adopt cleaner technologies and implement a raft of guidelines aimed at reducing air and water pollution.
She noted that implementation of a plastic bag ban and an electronic waste management strategy has strengthened