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Deputy President Gachagua Leads Efforts to Combat Floods Through Riparian Land Reclamation

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May 7, 2024
Deputy President Gachagua Leads Efforts to Combat Floods Through Riparian Land Reclamation

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua spearheaded a crucial meeting on Monday at his Karen residence, aimed at devising sustainable strategies to tackle the prevalent issue of floods across the nation.

Central to the discussions was the imperative need to reclaim riparian land as a fundamental approach to addressing this pressing environmental challenge.

In his address to attendees, Deputy President Gachagua underscored the urgency of the matter, emphasizing the pivotal role of collaborative efforts between state agencies, the private sector, and local communities.

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“One of our strategies of sustainably addressing floods across the country is reclaiming riparian land. While State Agencies are taking the lead in reclaiming the rivers, especially in Nairobi, we will be working with the Private Sector and communities in restoring and maintaining riparian lands free of settlement to avert future tragedies,” Gachagua said.

The meeting saw the participation of key figures from various sectors, including cabinet secretaries, government officials, and representatives from the private sector.

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Among the attendees included Njuguna Ndungu from The National Treasury, Prof Kithure Kindiki of Interior and Administration of National Government, Principal Secretary for Internal Security Raymond Omollo, and Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika.

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The Private Sector was represented by Safaricom Limited CEO Peter Ndegwa, East African Breweries Limited Managing Director Jane Karuku, and KEPSA Foundation Executive Director Gloria Ndekei, among others.

“We will work with the private sector for lasting solutions to environmental challenges across the country,” Deputy President Gachagua affirmed, signaling a unified commitment towards addressing the root causes of flooding and ensuring a more sustainable future for all.

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