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Kericho Residents Conduct Environmental Clean-up Exercise

Kericho Residents Conduct Environmental Clean-up Exercise

Kericho,

Saturday May 4, 2024

KNA by Kibe Mburu/Collin Kemoi

In a display of community solidarity and environmental stewardship, Kericho Town residents joined the Kericho County officials and Rotary Club members in a general clean-up exercise to transform the urban landscape into a beacon of cleanliness and sustainability.

Hundreds of volunteers participated in the Saturday morning noble activity that involved collecting garbage and litter that caused environmental pollution, posing a hygienic danger to the residents within the extensive Kericho Market and the main bus terminal vicinities.

Speaking during the exercise at the Kericho main bus stage, the Kericho County Executive Committee Member (CECM) in charge of Water, Environment, Forestry, Energy, and Natural Resources Rosemary Rop who led the exercise said a policy will be established to solve waste pollution at the source by encouraging separation of garbage at source, recycling of organic wastes, plastics and glass metals in the county to make the county a green county with less pollution.

Ms Rop congratulated the Rotary Club for their partnership with the county government to clean up the town voluntarily and their dedication and passion for community service which has been a driving force behind the clean-up initiative.

“As a county, we want to demonstrate and embrace the principles of sustainability and a clean environment and this is not something we can do by following people. Everyone must take responsibility for their immediate and value hygiene, cleanliness, recycling, reducing and reusing all waste in the environment,” said Ms Rop .

Also present was the Kericho County Environment and Natural Resources Director Ms Doreen Cheruyiot who encouraged the residents to make sure that their wastes are disposed of and disintegrated at the source as a sustainable management of the waste to maintain cleanliness in the town.

At the same time, the Kericho Rotary Club Project Director Oscar Buita Lumire stated that the club had partnered with other stakeholders to sensitize the community to the importance of waste management and cleanliness in the town as well as educate them on proper waste management to improve the environment.

“By empowering individuals with knowledge and resources, Rotary Clean-Up Day inspired a collective commitment to building a cleaner, greener future for Kericho Town,” said Lumire.

He said the club will continue organizing such clean-up exercises more often to foster a renewed sense of pride and responsibility for the surroundings.

Courtesy; KNA

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