The National Environment Management Authority of Kenya (NEMA) has launched a new initiative dubbed, “Rapid Response Initiative.” This is a country wide, 100 day campaign focusing on the compliancy of institutions and business on waste disposal.
“The aim of this operation is to enlighten the public on the dangers of discharging waste water into the environment,” Wachira Bore, Coast Regional Director NEMA. The compliancy operation kick started in Mombasa where so far seven individuals have been arrested due to violations. The operation seeks to investigate and address the current rate of pollution in the country.
This comes at a time where some countries are suffering from severe heat waves as a result of global warming. So far more than 90 people have died as a result of the heat waves. With temperatures soaring as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit for consecutive days.
Mother Nature is caving in and it’s time for all of us to do something. Stopping litter is one way of contributing to end the menace.