Environment CS Inaugurates New NEMA Board

    Environment CS Keriako Tobiko has today inaugurated the new fully constituted NEMA Board of Management chaired by Eric Mungai with a call for creative ways of handling environmental challenges.

    Speaking today at NEMA offices, CS Tobiko said it is business unusual for the 11 members Board urging them to be creative, aggressive and visible as they interact with communities to ensure God’s creation is restored for the benefit of future generations.

    The CS outlined the important role played by Nema Kenya from the management to the ranks & file, the men & women in the trenches, the unsung heroes & heroines in the ecological integrity of the environment to address climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution & waste.

    “Nema Kenya plays a critical and central role not just enforcement and compliance but most importantly the coordinating role among other agencies on environmental matters,” he said.

    “our house is on fire, our planet is on burning and there is no planet B, we have exceeded our ecological capacity and we are now on 1.6, we have cleared what we should have preferred to our children and generations to come,” he added.

    The CS congratulated Nema Kenya for several awards they won this year including African Regulator of the year 2022; DG Mamo Mamo top 50 Public Sector CEO of the year 2022; nationally for the legal department emerging the best in the PSC Kenya, Nema Kenya which moved from number 74 to 4 in the National Values and Principles in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution, CS Tobiko challenged the new Board that in the next evaluation on performance contract they should aim to be position one.

    On transition CS Tobiko said President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has left this country better than it was 10 years ago in terms of environmental consciousness, he exuded confidence that irregardless of who takes over environmental issues continues to be a top agenda