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Kenyans Sleeping Hungry While Food is Rotting: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 22 January 2020 – Kenya has been ranked at position 86 out of 117 countries in a Global Hunger Index Report.  This puts Kenya among 50 hungriest countries in…

Greenpeace Hopes for More Accountability and Transparency In the Agriculture Sector

January 2020

Nairobi, 16 January 2020- Responding to the cabinet reshuffle by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “The appointment of Hon. John Munya as the…

Locust invasion requires ecological solution: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 7 January 2019 – Responding to the news of locust invasions in Kenya , Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike has said: “It is commendable that the…

Support the petition to ban harmful pesticides to safeguard our health and environment

November 2019

Increasingly, many Kenyan families have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer or know someone who has succumbed to the illness.  In 2019, we have seen several prominent…

Greenpeace Africa commends Laikipia county’s investment in solar

October 2019

Nairobi, 22 October 2019 Greenpeace Africa commends Laikipia county’s move to invest in 40MW solar energy plant. Investing in clean renewable energy sources will facilitate increased access to modern energy…

World Food Day 2019: Activists Deliver a Statement to Prof Boga Demanding A Ban on Harmful Chemicals in Kenya’s Food

October 2019

Makueni, 16th October 2019 –  Activists from Greenpeace Africa and Smallholder farmers from Makueni county brought the world food day celebrations to a stand still when they delivered a statement…

Maintain the GMO Ban to Safeguard Kenya's Food System: Greenpeace

October 2019

Nairobi, 4 October 2019 – Responding to the news that Kenya is closer to commercialising the Genetically Modified (GMO) cotton (Bt Cotton), Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike…

Greenpeace appalled by the revelations of infected maize

September 2019

Nairobi, 6th September 2019: A report by the Auditor General has revealed that the  Kenya Seed Company stocked different varieties of Maize infected with the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease amounting…

Choking City Documentary; A True Taste of Inequality in Kenya

August 2019

Nairobi, 6 August 2019 – Responding to the choking city documentary aired by Citizen TV, revealing that most parts of Nairobi city are experiencing poor air quality due to the…

#NOTINMYCOUNTRY: Celebrating Kenya's Victory Against Coal

July 2019

Kenya is endowed with an abundance of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and biomass. The renewable energy sector in Kenya is among the most active in…

Ten Steps Backwards on Kenya’s Energy Future: Greenpeace

July 2019

Nairobi, 17 July 2019 – The Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA) has contracted China National Nuclear Corporation to determine the most suitable location to construct a nuclear power plant…

State House Should Embrace Clean Energy Alternatives

July 2019

Nairobi, 11 July 2019 –Responding to the news that State House has advertised a tender for the supply of charcoal, Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said:   “With a…

Meat Laced with Lethal Chemicals Exposes a Broken Food System

July 2019

Nairobi, 16 July 2019: In response to the expose by NTV  revealing that meat sold in local markets is laced with dangerous chemicals to make it look fresh for longer,…

Not in Our Country! Kenyans Denounce Plans to Build East Africa’s First Coal- Fired Power Plant

June 2019

Nairobi, 28 June 2019 – Greenpeace Africa and members of the deCOALonize coalition have today met with Chinese Ambassador Wu Peng. This was a follow up on the letter delivered…

National Environmental Tribunal cancels licence for Lamu Coal Plant

June 2019

NET orders proponents to cease construction and undertake a new environmental and social impact assessment. Ruling invalidates the project’s current ESIA licence. Nairobi 26th June – Lamu residents were today…

Coal Kills: Activists in Kenya Shout it Out Loud

June 2019

It’s a cold morning in Nairobi as Kenyan citizens head to their respective jobs in a bid to build the nation. In the capital’s ‘Uhuru Park’ at the Freedom Corner…

The Government’s Media Briefing Exposes Greed: Greenpeace

June 2019

Nairobi, 20 June 2019 –The government spokesperson Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna today, called a media briefing and issued a  statement on the controversial Lamu Coal Power Plant. Colonel Oguna alluded…

Greenpeace: 2019-20 Budget Fails to Cater For Kenyan’s Electricity Needs

June 2019

Nairobi, 14 June 2019 –Responding to the budget speech by Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Campaign Manager, Renee Olende has said: “The Ministry of Energy has failed…

Greenpeace Africa and Partners Demand a Stop to Coal Investments in Kenya

June 2019

Nairobi, 12 June 2019 – Communities from Lamu and Kitui together with Greenpeace Africa and members of the deCOALonize coalition have today handed over letters to the Ministry of Energy…

Bold Steps Towards a Total Ban on Single Use Plastics, Greenpeace Call for Effective Enforcement

June 2019

Nairobi 7 June 2019 – Responding to president Uhuru Kenyatta’s pronouncement to ban single-use plastic products including plastic bottles and straws in all protected areas effective June 5  2020, Greenpeace…

Regional Policy on Single-Use Plastic Ban Required for Effective Implementation of Plastic Ban

May 2019

Nairobi 30 May 2019 – Responding to the news that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has issued a warning over the return of plastic bags in the country, Greenpeace…

Smallholder Farmers Must Be at The Centre of Kenya’s Proposed Agriculture Master Plan: Greenpeace

May 2019

Nairobi, 21 May 2019 – The government of Kenya has come up with radical plans to revive its agriculture sector, including a possible shift to genetically modified organisms technology. The…

Using Zai pits to harvest scanty rain water

May 2019

The 2019 March to May long rains have been scanty, unreliable and inconsistent. In Ikombe, Machakos county, Muthama; a seasoned farmer, embarked on early planting of kidney beans in order…

Greenpeace Activists Ship Plastic Monster Back to Nestlé’s Factory in Kenya

April 2019

Nairobi, 16 April 2019 – Greenpeace Africa activists and volunteers delivered a #PlasticMonster partly covered with Nestlé branded plastic packaging right back to its source: the Nestlé factory servicing Kenya…

Plastics Ban: A Step Towards Environmental Consciousness in East Africa

March 2019

By Fredrick Njehu, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Political Advisor  Urban consumers in Nairobi have started warming up to the reality that single-use plastic is harmful to the environment and are taking…

Proposed Crop Bill Puts Profit Over Farmers and the Environment

March 2019

Nairobi, 29 March 2019 – Responding to the news that it will be illegal to plant crops using animal manure if a proposed crop bill becomes law,  Renee Olende, Greenpeace…

Nestlé, Unilever, Coca Cola and Diageo double-down on recycling myth across Africa

March 2019

Nairobi, 27 March 2019 – Nestlé, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Diageo announced plans today to improve the collection and recycling of plastics across Africa by launching the Africa Plastics…

Address Food Chain Inadequacies to Ensure Food Security in Kenya - Greenpeace Africa

March 2019

Nairobi, 19 March 2019 –  Following reports that several people have died of hunger in Baringo and Turkana Counties, while thousands of others face starvation due to the ongoing drought…

Greenpeace: Embrace Organic Techniques to Control The Fall Armyworm

January 2019

Nairobi, 25 January  2019 – The Ministry of Agriculture has warned of a recurrence of the fall armyworm in the North Rift Region of Kenya. Responding to this news, Greenpeace…

Greenpeace Africa in Solidarity with the People of Kenya

January 2019

Nairobi, 16 January 2019 – Following the unfortunate terror attacks on Dusit D2 Hotel on 14 Riverside Drive, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said: “We condemn in the…

Greenpeace Africa Calls on China to Maintain the Ban on Rhino Horns

November 2018

Nairobi, 2nd November 2018 – Conservationists in Kenya are worried by China’s decision to reverse the ban on trade in tiger bones and rhino horns. Experts have also condemned the…

World Food Day 2018: Kenyans Demand Healthy Food

October 2018

Nairobi, 16th October 2018 – Consumers and small scale farmers have today handed over a petition to Parliament and the Ministry of Agriculture calling for an overhaul of Kenya’s food…

Tighten Border Control to Prevent Re-entry of Banned Plastic Bags into Kenya: Greenpeace Africa

September 2018

Nairobi, 19th September 2018 – Reacting to the news that 80% of single use plastic carrier bags are still in circulation in most parts of the country despite being outlawed…

Checking the boxes one year after the Kenya single-use plastic bags ban

August 2018

Last year the National Environment Complaints committee released a report which indicated that every month an average of 24 million plastic bags were being used in Kenya. This led to…

Food Safety Should be Prioritised in Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda: Greenpeace Africa

August 2018

Nairobi, 23rd August 2018: The past few months have seen increased cases of sub standard food imports into Kenya. From sugar that contains mercury to expired rice, to oil that…

Poisoned Sugar Exposes Kenya’s Broken Food System

August 2018

The worsening impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity in most natural-resource dependent countries like Kenya is introducing a new form of vulnerability that is often overlooked. Increasingly, food safety…

Greenpeace Africa Applauds Kitui County Government for Setting Aside Funds Towards Climate Change Adaptation.

August 2018

Nairobi, 9th August 2018 - In response to the news that Kitui County has enacted a law that sets aside one per cent of its annual budget towards climate change…

Greenpeace Africa Urges Machakos County Government to Allocate Budget Towards Sustainable Farming

July 2018

Nairobi, 25th July 2018 - Greenpeace Africa has today handed over a petition to the Agricultural Committee of the Machakos County Assembly. The petition comes after a policy dialogue that…

Strength in numbers: Sensitising retailers and consumers plastic pollution in Nairobi, Kenya

July 2018

The Kenyan government’s single-use plastic carrier bag ban came into effect on 28 August, 2017. However, there are still a number of unregulated suppliers in Nairobi’s informal settlements supplying smuggled…

Ensure Safe and Healthy Food for Citizens, Greenpeace Africa Urges Kenya’s Government

July 2018

Nairobi, 03 July 2018: In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya…

Greenpeace Africa commends Uganda for the ban on plastic bags

June 2018

Nairobi, 7th June 2018 - In a statement read on his behalf on World environment day 2018, President Museveni noted that the continued manufacture, use and poor disposal practices associated…

If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!

June 2018

We live in a contemporary society where technology, innovation, globalisation and human interconnectedness define us - overconsumption is the norm. Now, imagine yourself on vacation along the sandy beaches of…

Kenya’s Youths Demand Big Corporations to Stop Single-Use Plastics

April 2018

Nairobi, 18 April 2018 - Ahead of this year’s Earth Day (April 22), youths from Kenya are urging Coca-Cola Central East & West Africa Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and…

Greenpeace Africa urges NEMA to Seal Loopholes for Effective Plastic ban Implementation

February 2018

Nairobi, 22nd February 2018 - Single use plastic carrier bags were banned in Kenya in August 28th last year, but six months later plastic bags in grocery stores and small…

Youths demand a better Farming System as Kenya Celebrates World Food Day

October 2017

Nairobi, 16 October, 2017: As Kenya celebrates the World Food Day (WFD) today, youths from eight Kenyan universities have converged, at the Louis Leaky Auditorium- Nairobi National Museum, to debate…