Kenyatta Honours Departed Environmentalist Wangari Maathai

symptoms geneva;”>That is why today is the Wangari Maathai Day, case when the AU commemorates the life and service of the late Nobel Laureate.

information pills geneva;”>An African pioneer in scholarship and leadership, Prof. Wangari Maathai’s contributions to environmental conservation saved the country from a destructive and injudicious approach to development, and attracted global acclamation.

We in Kenya, in particular, are proud to be associated with Prof. Maathai, and to observe the day set a side to honour her while also marking Africa Environmental Day.

The theme of this year’s Wangari Maathai Day is fully in keeping with Prof. Wangari’s beliefs. It takes the discourse on environment management and conservation along a path that is overdue.

Not only is inter-generational collaboration a most urgent imperative; encouraging young people to lead the way our society resolves its salient issues is the right thing to do. The Youth are the leaders of today, and their energy, innovation and focus must be allowed to define their country and their continent.


I therefore call on all the young people of Kenya to embrace the noble vision of a great Kenyan and African leader, and to intensify their search for solutions that will benefit society for decades to come. Wangari Maathai’s Day is your day. Use your skills, vision and passion to heal the Earth today, and always.

Let us make Kenya green. Join the Government in developing plans and executing policies that make us a responsible economy.

Let us prepare to hand to future generations a country much better than the one we live in today. Let us honour a valiant and inspired Kenyan by moving fast to realise her vision of a prosperity and stability anchored in sustainable practices. If we do Wangari Maathai proud, we do Kenya proud, and we do all present and future generations proud.

I also urge all Kenyans to remember our constitutional obligation to conserve the environment, and do something memorable in that regard. This should not be a one-day affair, but a practice woven into our lifestyle and which informs action at our farms, in our businesses, industries, scholarship and leadership.

The environment is a trust we must honour all our lives. As we look forward to the coming rains in Easter, I encourage everybody to prepare and plant as many trees as possible.

Let us cherish the memory of a heroic Kenyan woman and make her proud always.

Happy Wangari Maathai Day.

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