DP Gachagua To Form A Commission To Clean The Nairobi River

    Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said he will form a commission to reclaim the Nairobi River and stop its pollution.

    Speaking at his offices on Thursday, Gachagua said that once formed, the commission will spearhead all efforts to clean the river and return it to its natural state.

    “The Nairobi River has over the years been exposed to different levels of pollution; This is unacceptable and the quality of life of those who live next to it lacks dignity,” he said.

    The DP said pollution is unacceptable as those who live next to the river lack dignity to quality life.

    “The Kenya Kwanza Administration has the political will, zeal, and passion to see this through and reclaim the river from its current state,” he noted.

    Gachagua said the commission will comprise both state and non-state actors including UN agencies.

    Present at the meeting were the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Hon. Soipan Tuya, and Nairobi Deputy Governor James Njoroge Muchiri among others.