Kara and Ministry of Environment and Forestry have agreed to partner on rolling out initiatives that will promote environmental sustainability and best practices in Kenya.

The partnership was discussed when a delegation from Kara paid a courtesy call on the Ministry’s Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Hon. Mohammed Elmi. Speaking at the meeting, Hon. Elmi noted that Kara has a critical role of mobilization communities through Resident Associations to actively take part in promoting environmental sustainability.

He added that the ongoing tree planting campaign should be embraced by Resident Associations who should encourage individuals at the neighbourhood level to plant trees for the good of the country. Kara CEO Mr. Ochieng stated that Kara is ready to work with the Ministry on areas of mutual interest and especially in regard to formulation and enforcement of policies that support environmental bets practices. He urged the Ministry to take stern action against some developers and government officers who collude to flout environmental laws and allow for defilement of the environment. It was agreed that Kara will be invited to

It was agreed a formal framework of collaboration will be established to guide engagement between Kara and the Ministry and facilitate implementation of activities that are of common interest. Some of the activities to be considered under the partnership include the ongoing National Tree Planting Campaign, Annual Resident Associations Excellence Awards; Solid Waste Management; and Kara’s involvement in various policy processes driven by the Ministry. Kara delegation to the meeting included Messrs Henry Ochieng (CEO), Peter Hermann (Governing Council Member) and Ms. Nancy Kariuki (Programs Manager)