Our Environment! Whose responsibility?

Our environment is very important in the day to day running of activities. People seem not to know the health hazards we expose ourselves to, by not taking care of the environment.

In every part of our surroundings, one cannot miss to come across litter lying around, yet dustbins are all over. This calls for self responsibility among all citizens, for together we stand, divided, we fall, for we cannot leave environment matters for a few people and expect a positive outcome.

photo by David

Many are the times children fall sick as a result of poor hygiene, there are countless outbursts of pipes all over the slums, not forgetting, the small children who play around the slums barefooted; they pick up items from the ground as they play around and at times tend to put into their mouths.

This has resulted to outbreak of diseases such as cholera, typhoid that has been highly contributed by drinking of contaminated water by the residents living within the slums. Not forgetting the spread of malaria as a result of open breeding places for mosquitoes that has been rife with the stagnant water lying all over, that has been contributed by the poor drainage system.

photo by David

It is a high time; each and every Kenyan citizen wake up and took the responsibility of taking care of the environment and not leaving the entire burden with the Nairobi City Council workers.

For a better, healthy environment, let us take charge!!


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