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The 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly underway in Nairobi

The 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly is taking place in Nairobi from Monday till Wednesday and about seven thousands delegates are expected to attend.

According to Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu the Heads of states and ministers are expected to meet and discuss solutions to battle the global pollution problem

“The theme for this year’s assembly is, ‘Towards a pollution free planet’. It will be graced with the presence of heads of state and government, more than 100 ministers, scientists, fiscal experts.”

“UN organizations, specialized agencies, inter-governmental organizations, academia, civil society, private sector and other shareholders,” Prof Wakhungu said as she spoke to the press on Friday.

The cabinet secretary said that the Kenyan government is devoted to tackling the issue of pollution.

The CS said that regulatory dealings and policies have been set up to address the pollution menace.

On August 28, the government executed the ban on the utilization and manufacture of plastic carrier bags.

According to Prof Wakhungu, over 60 people found with the bags have been apprehended.

The CS also urged Kenyans to show their hospitality to the guests attending the event at the UN Complex in Gigiri.

This will be the first high level global meeting that will be hosted by President Kenyatta following his induction into the office for his second term.

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