On 7thJuly 2018, KAM members participated in a monthly cleanup exercise that was officially launched by Governor Mike Sonko in Kayole North primary school. The initiative is in line with Industrial Area’s chapter’s corporate social initiative to keep the industrial zone clean. The exercise was conducted in all the 85 wards in the county, with members along Nanyuki, Sasio, Lunga Lunga, Lusaka, and Bunyala, among others rallying their staff in support of the initiative.
Speaking at the launch, the Governor reiterated his government’s commitment to restore Nairobi’s glory and make it greenest city in Africa. He urged all residents and stakeholders to support the initiative that will be held every month and emulate countries such as Rwanda that have managed to consistently keep the environment clean. To boost waste management, the Governor said of plans to construct a waste-to-energy plant, an initiative he said had worked in countries such as Morocco, Norway and Sweden. The county also plans to construct a KES 35 billion waste recycling plant in Dandora.
Mr. Manoj Shah, the Chapter Chair has been in the forefront encouraging businesses to lead from the front on environmental matters. Some of the companies that took part included Osho Chemicals, Brush Manufacturers, Kenpoly Industries, Ultravetis, Twiga Chemicals and Polythene Industrial Area.