Saturday, September 24, 2016

3,000 Volunteers Clean Kenya's Coastline

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Excerpted from Coastweek-- Kenyan volunteers numbering 3,000 took part in this years annual International Coastal Clean up exercise which covered long stretches of the white sandy beaches  in Mombasa, Diani, Likoni, Malindi, Kiunga Lamu, Kiwayu  Watamu and Jumba Ruins in Mtwapa, Kilifi county respectively.

... Coastal Cleanup Day encourages us to get out to our beaches and help to limit this problem by cleaning up the garbage that has washed up on shore, and that left by visitors every day

... Volunteers at the Kenyan coast were drawn from  educational institutions, private firms, environmental NGos, tourist hotels and government agencies.

In Mombasa, the exercise took place along the scenic  Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach  frontage with hundreds of volunteers including staff from the US Embassy (Nairobi) travelling down to Mombasa to take part in the event.

General Manager of Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel & Spa Tuva Mwahunga led hotel staff, guests and local beach operators in cleaning and collecting litter along its white pristine sandy beaches.

“We are glad to honour this call of environmental clean up as we join the rest of the world in this very noble exercise,” Mwahunga said.

Mwahunga said that they have managed as a unit to empower staff  and guests alike to take an active role in the preservation and cleaning up of the ocean.

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