Sunday, December 17, 2017

PS, Env, Mr. Charles Sunkuli, flanked by Kajiado Governor, H.E. Joseph ole Lenku (behind PS) and Kajiado North MP., Hon. Joseph Manje (in dark glasses), addressing the media at the Ngong dumpsite in Kajiado Co

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, in partnership with the County Government of Kajiado, will undertake an integrated sustainable waste management, whereby, the Ngong dumpsite will be trans located to a landfill that is far from the population.

Speaking when he made an inspection tour of the Ngong dumpsite in Kajiado County in the company of the Kajiado Governor, H.E. Joseph ole Lenku, the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment Mr. Charles Sunkuli announced that, the Italian Government will support the relocation of the dumpsite, that is an environmental and health hazard, at a cost of Ksh. 2.1Billion.

Speaking during the same function, the Governor, Kajiado County, Hon. Joseph ole Lenku said his administration welcomed the relocation of the dumpsite, saying that, it was one of his flagship projects.

Environmental and health hazard- A lorry offloads solid waste at the Ngong dumpsite. The dumpsite will be relocated to a new landfill at a cost of Ksh. 2.1Billion.

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The government says the ban will help protect the environment.

But manufacturers of the bags have argued that 80,000 jobs could be lost.

A court on Friday rejected a challenge to the ban. Kenyans are estimated to use 24 million bags a month……Read more on BBC

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The International Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 and have become one of the world’s most prestigious recognition campaigns. It has been launched as the top tier of the Green Apple Awards which enables companies and organisations to win environmental recognition not only for themselves, but also for their countries. Green World Awards recognizes and reward the endeavours of Commerce, Industry, Governments, Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Authorities and Individuals who have a beneficial impact on the environment.

Visit http://www.greenworldawards.com/ to apply.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS AUGUST 31

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During the review period, day-time (maximum) temperatures generally increased over most of the country. Decreases were observed over the Coast and parts of Northeast. Night-time (minimum) temperatures increased over the Coast, parts of Central as well as few regions in the rift valley. Decreases were recorded over the Northeast and most parts of Highlands west of the rift valley.

Mandera Meteorological Station recorded the highest daily maximum temperature of 35.2°C on 3rd August while Nyahururu Meteorological Station recorded the lowest daily minimum temperature of 6.7°C on 1st August. Lodwar meteorological station recorded the highest seven-day average maximum temperature of 34.7oC while Nyahururu recorded the lowest seven-day average minimum temperature of 8.4°C

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By Dickens Wasonga.

The Kenyan government has invested sh. 200 million to install automatic weather observation system in its three international airports.

The modern equipment will enhance flight safety and aid take off and landing which has been a challenge to most pilots who had to rely on a manually operated system over the years.

The cabinet secretary of environment Prof Judith Wakhungu said the country has done so to comply with the ten requirements set by the US government as a condition before Kenya could be allowed to operate direct flights between the two countries….read more

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Most parts of the country remained generally dry in July 2017. Few stations in Western Kenya and

along the Coastal strip, however, recorded significant amounts of rainfall that was above average as compared to the July Long-T erm Means (LTMs). Generally cool conditions occurred in the Central highlands including Nairobi especially towards the end of the month.

The outlook for August 2017 indicates that most parts of the country will continue to be generally sunny and dry. The Western Highlands (Kericho, Kitale, Eldoret, Kakamega, Bungoma), Lake Victoria Basin  (Kisumu,  Kisii,  Busia)  and  parts  of  Central  Rift  Valley  (Nakuru,  Nyahururu)  are  likely  to experience  near-average  rainfall with  a  tendency to  above  average  (slightly enhanced) rainfall. Occasional light morning showers are expected along the Coastal strip while cool and cloudy conditions are likely to dominate over the central highlands and Nairobi area especially during the first half of the month. The August temperatures are, however, likely to be warmer than normal…….read more

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Prof Judi Wakhungu and Former US Secretary of State John Kerry at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

When Kenyans head to the polls on 8 August they will be voting in an election that matters not just to Kenya but to the rest of the world. While its capital Nairobi has long been a trade and economic hub, it is also home to most of the region’s humanitarian agencies …….read more

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CS, Priof, Judi Wakhungu addressing pupils of St. Johns Savannah from Bungoma who were on academic tour to KSM airport. 

Kenya has met one of the major conditions to qualify to operate direct flights to the United States of America by establishing automatic weather observation systems at its main airports, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu said that, the equipment, that has been installed at Jomo Kenyatta, Eldoret and Kisumu International airports, would significantly improve aviation in the country and the region through providing weather information in ten minutes intervals.

CS, Prof. Judi Wakhungu at the Kisumu International Airport to commission the weather observation system.

Prof Wakhungu was speaking today at the Eldoret and Kisumu International Airports, when she commissioned the Automatic Weather Systems that will improve forecasting by providing more accurate data to the aviation industry.

The Meteorological Observations that will be performed automatically by the new equipment include: Air temperature, Wind speed and direction, Pressure, Air humidity, Dew point temperature, Precipitation, Solar Radiation, Visibility, Cloud Height, and Thunderstorms.

In addition the system will be able to monitor Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) due to strong cross winds or wind gusts.The commissioning was witnessed by Director, Kenya Meteorological Department Mr,Peter Ambenje, Environment Secretary Dr.

CS, Min. of Env & Nat Res, Prof. Judi Wakhungu, flanked by Env Sec, Dr. Alice Kaudia, Head of Eng. at KMD Airports, Claudius Ogundu and Director,KMD, PeterAmbenje

Alice Kaudia and other senior officials from KMD Kenya Airports and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority officials.

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KENYA PROUDLY HOSTS UNEA 3.

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Statement from the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

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