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President Ruto Appoints Former Kiambu Governor Waititu to Nairobi Rivers Commission

President Ruto has appointed former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu as a member of the Nairobi Rivers Commission.

Waititu, who changed into impeached from workplace in 2020 over graft-associated charges, could be a part of the nine-member fee tasked with arising with projects for the protection, restoration, rehabilitation, beautification, and sustainable improvement of the riverine basin inside Nairobi City County.

The fee is chaired with the aid of using Dr. Pamela A. Olet with different participants being Mumo Musuva (a consultant from Nairobi town county) and Grace Senewa Mesopirr (representing the Ministry of Environment and Forestry).

Other participants consist of Eva Muhia (representing riverine communities), Elizabeth Wathuti (representing civil society), Carlota Dal Lago (representing the personal sector), Elijah Biama (representing academia), and Duncan Ojwang (representing academia).

In a gazette word dated December 2nd, Ruto stated the fee has been tasked to “reclaim the rivers of Nairobi as a backbone to the town’s blue and inexperienced infrastructure for a higher city surroundings and great of life.”

In addition, the crew will look at preceding reviews and hints made to reclaim the Nairobi River and undertake classes learnt withinside the new initiative.

“In specific connection with Nairobi River Basin Project (UNEP, 2000); Adopt-A-River Initiative (UNEP and Rotary Clubs, 2019–ongoing), Nairobi River Regeneration Initiative (UN-Habitat and GoK, 2020– ongoing); and Urban Rivers Regeneration Programme (NEMA, 2019 – 2024) and contain the classes to the brand new initiative,” reads the Gazette Notice.

Other roles of the fee consist of tracking compliance with the legal guidelines and policies governing the surroundings of the Basin and its catchment regions in addition to growing codes of behavior and providing modalities for enforcement in partnership with the applicable stakeholders.

Members of the fee will serve for a three-12 months renewable as soon as primarily based totally on performance.

Ruto stated the fee will be financed thru investment appropriated for the Commission’s use with the aid of using the National Government and the Nairobi City County Government in addition to donations.

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Carlota Dal Lago Duncan Ojwang Elizabeth Wathuti Kiambu Waititu


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