Nairobi at a standstill as Climate Action Protests march for Climate change

Hundreds of Kenyans have taken to the streets to protest the urgency of action to save the environment.

The protest, dubbed #ClimateAction is seeking to present their petition to the Ministry of Environment’s offices in Nairobi, begging the government to handle climate change as a national emergency.

The height of the protests was triggered by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, a school pupil who camped outside the Swedish parliament to protest the need to declare climate change an emergency.

Thunberg started her protest by striking for three weeks outside the Swedish parliament, lobbying MPs to comply with the Paris Agreement. | THE GUARDIAN

Thunberg started her protest by striking for three weeks outside the Swedish parliament, lobbying MPs to comply with the Paris Agreement. After the Swedish election, she continued to strike every Friday, where she is now joined by hundreds of people.