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Uhuru Launches Michuki Memorial Park

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Uhuru Launces Michuki Memorial Park. Photo Courtesy

For a long time, Michuki Park earlier known as Mazingira Park has been harboring criminal activities that turned into a dumpsite but has now been restored to its initial look.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday evening said “We have moved it from a safe haven for criminals to a place of serene beauty and peace; from blackening waters of Nairobi river to a swimming destination for ducks and mudfish; and from a lifeless habitat to a life-supporting ecosystem, leading to the re-emergence of birds.”

He added “We can restore the former glory of our great city of Nairobi, to what was referred to as the “green city in the sun,”

Uhuru Launches Michuki Memorial Park. Photo Courtesy

According to Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko, the ongoing rehabilitation of the park was meant to improve its ecological veracity for public use and enjoyment.

For a man who accomplished what then appeared like a mission impossible; to reclaim and clean up the Nairobi River, the park was a befitting honour for Michuki’s efforts.

The park was renamed to Michuki Park by the Ministry of Environment in 2012, in honour of the late John Michuki.

Uhuru also announced that the Cleaning Up Kenya Campaign shall be piloted in Nairobi City County, commencing on September 1, 2020.

Felicity Gitonga

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