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State launches initiative to restore dying Thika River

Government and stakeholders have embarked on a programme to restore the dying Thika River. In partnership with Non-Governmental Organisations, the state has launched an ambitious programme to salvage the river. The initiative has been labelled the Future Design Basecamp Programme, and is set to be replicated on other rivers, especially in Nairobi, once successfully implemented in the Thika River basin ecosystem. The river is a source of water for domestic, agricultural and economic use for thousands of residents in Murang'a, Kiambu and Machakos counties and hundreds of factories. It is, however, marred by a myriad of challenges that threaten its existence. Industrial effluents from factories and raw sewerage from buildings around Thika are already choking the river. Hyacinth has also gobbled up huge sections of the river. Water Regulatory Authority CEO Mohammed Shurie who spoke during the launch of the programme at Del Monte Kenya Limited on Wednesday, said the major issue that will be addressed is pollution, noting that all 'problem holders' and especially factories, will be engaged and be compelled to enhance their waste management. "We are coming up with an action plan that will be implemented immediately to protect and conserve the Thika River Basin Ecosystem," he said. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.the-star.co.ke/counties/central/2023-04-28-state-launches-initiative-to-restore-dying-thika-river/%23:~:text%3DA%2520section%2520of%2520Thika%2520River,and%2520heavy%2520pollution%2520from%2520industries.%26text%3DGovernment%2520and%2520stakeholders%2520have%2520embarked,programme%2520to%2520salvage%2520the%2520river.&ved=2ahUKEwjTo_STts3-AhXahf0HHY8gAkQQFnoECAkQBQ&usg=AOvVaw0MpLJUE4PftI8QP-2c_Dzd

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    • Patrick Kiash

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      That's a dire needed action plan.

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      • Edwin wangombe

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        This will be a life saving initiative as a lot of people depend on this river's water for domestic use, farming, and industrial use

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        • Annett Michuki..

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          NEMA should take charge from surrounding pollutants

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          • George Kariuki

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            This is an important step towards achieving sustainable development and protecting the environment.

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            • Munene Mugambi

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              An awesome initiative

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              • rosebellendiritu

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                Can't wait for this to be effective,it's a very good intiaiative and it's achievable.

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                • ance Star

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                  That's awesome for the launching

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                  • Hilda Wangui

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                    Impressive lets join hands together to protect and conserve our rivers

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                    • ance Star

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                      @hilda_wangui I support you because together we can

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                      • Jane Wangui

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                        @hilda_wangui together we can make the planet a better place.

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                        • rosebellendiritu

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                          @hilda_wangui Together we will achieve

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                          • Ajema Lydiah

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                            @jane_wangui I agree

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