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Kevin Okech, Author at Mazingira Safi Initiative
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TAKEOUTS FROM THE NAIROBI GARBAGE DEBATE

The debate over the garbage menace in Nairobi made news this week thanks to an interesting piece on KTN by Alex Chamwada. #NrbGarbageDebate was the top trending topic on twitter for the better part of Sunday evening till Monday night. This was quite unusual but, timely considering how Kenyans rarely talk about the environment on

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago
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Climate Change: 3 Reasons You Should Care

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the COP 21 meeting. There is a lot of optimism in the air for action. I think for a long time, there’s been more talk than action and it is quite a relief when you hear the biggest culprits like Obama and the Chinese premier finally

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago
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LITTLE THINGS THAT MATTER

Nairobi may be clean in the CBD and in a few porsche estates but generally it is not anywhere close to being a sustainable city. Litter and waste materials are thrown almost everywhere in public spaces and streets. Efforts are being made on a daily basis to correct this, but the rate at which these

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago
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THINK BEFORE YOU TOSS

The world is a very small place. It is supposed to bring us close, closer to people and closer to things. It is so small that we ought to be wary of what we say, what we do, and how we interact with even the least thought of things; lest one day we meet when

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago
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Our Women History Month Feature on the YALI Times

Purity Wanjohi and Kevin Okech are the two faces behind Mazingira Safi Initiative (MSI), a community-based organization in Nairobi, Kenya, with a mission to inspire change in how Nairobi residents treat the environment. The two have run the initiative alongside other members for almost two years and have shown dedication in mobilizing volunteer students and

By Kevin Okech 3 years ago