Mbagathi River Clean-Up December 16 2020

Mbagathi River Clean-Up

Mbagathi River Clean-Up:Plastics Removal
Mbagathi River Clean-Up:Unblocking of the River by Sal Foundation
Mbagathi River Clean-Up:Volunteers Participating in the Clean-Up by Sal Foundation
Mbagathi River Clean-Up:Removal Mixed Solid Waste
Mbagathi River Clean-Up:Removal of Tattered Clothes by Sal Foundation
Mbagathi River Clean-Up:The State of the River before Clean-Up by Sal Foundation
Mbagathi River Clean-Up:Clearing of the Riverbank by Sal Foundation
Mbagathi River Clean-Up:The state of the River after Clean-Up by Sal Foundation
Mbagathi River Clean-Up:Some of the Solid Waste collected from the River during the Clean-Up by Sal Foundation

MBAGATHI  RIVER CLEAN-UP

This is an environmental project that has been designed as a means of conserving our environment with particular emphasis to Mbagathi River Rehabilitation. This project has among other components, issues that address health, water and sanitation for human beings and Wildlife, environmental awareness, tree planting with particular emphasis to multipurpose trees and species especially for our community social economic development.

Mbagathi River starts in Ngong Hills that rises above Nairobi, flowing past metropolis and through Nairobi National park. It’s a source of drinking water for millions of people living in Kajiado County and the wildlife in the Nairobi National Park. SAL Foundation is concerned about this important river system. Human activity and pollution are overriding the rivers natural capacity to provide clean water for human and wildlife consumption.

Mbagathi River water has been filthy, stinky and had deep green colored water with little strewn all over its banks. The uppermost part of the river has inflows of raw sewage, chemicals and waste water as well as large amounts of solid waste including plastic bottles, tyres, glasses and scrap metal fragments.

Kanyiriri stream, Kandisi River, Kiserian River, tributaries of Mbagathi River passes through several densely populated areas being one of major contributors to pollution with the river ecosystem. Within Ongata Rongai/Nkaimuronya wards extensive solid waste damping has further disturbed and eroded the riverbed ecosystem. This damping must be addressed focus to have a natural river flow.

This calls for serious actions to be taken to rehabilitate this river, proper solid waste handling (collection, sorting, disposal and management) and do vigorous environmental protection, preservation and conservation awareness campaigns in this area. It’s for this reason that SAL continue and feel obliged to continue carrying out environmental protection, preservation and conservation activities to address these issues and reduce Mbagathi River pollution for the good of human beings and wildlife in the Nairobi National Park.

This project intends to handle all aspects of environmental assessment, site remediation services, waste disposal and management and other support services. We will offer a wide range of environmental conservation projects which will involve all the key players and stakeholders in the environment docket.

We will ensure that we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards by doing precisely and completely what needs to be done for a better mbagathi river. We will at all times demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, both individually and as a Foundation by actively participating in this project and integrating sustainable practices wherever possible.

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Mbagathi River Clean-Up December 16 2020

Mbagathi River starts in Ngong Hills that rises above Nairobi, flowing past the metropolis and through Nairobi National park. It’s a source of drinking water for millions of people living in Kajiado and Machakos County – Athi River and the wildlife in the Tsavo National Park.

Partners

The Goverment

The Stakeholders