Environment


3 years ago

Amazing Facts About Kenya\'s Mount Kenya

One strange fact is that the word Kenya that denotes this beautiful country actually derives its roots from the name Mount Kenya. Mount Kenya is also the second tallest mountain in Africa, second after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mount Kenya is seventeen thousand and fifty seven feet tall.

All the peaks on Mount Kenya were formed as a result of volcanic eruptions dating over two million years ago when the mountain was active. Presently, the mountain is dead with regards to volcanic activity. The mountain is formed from different types of rocks.

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3 years ago

Strange But True Facts About Kenya

There is no true meaning of the word KENYA. All there is are a number of myths that explain how the name could have come to be but there is not any one of them that is formerly recognized as the meaning of the word Kenya. All the myths however site Mt. Kenya as the name from which the word Kenya was formed.

Kenya has only two seasons. It experiences the rainy season and the sunny season only owing to the geographical location of the country. It is an equatorial country. The capital City of Kenya is Nairobi which is also the capital city of Nairobi province.

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3 years ago

Lake Victoria In Kenya

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa with a surface of twenty six thousand square miles. It is also the world’s second largest fresh water lake behind Lake Superior in North America. The lake is shared by two other countries, Uganda and Tanzania.

The name Victoria came from Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Lake Victoria has an average depth of forty meters with the deepest point being eighty four meters deep. The main sources of water in this lake are rain and other smaller streams that flow into the lake. Rain accounts for eighty percent of the water in the lake w  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Research programmes offered by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in Kenya

Marine areas are one of the best areas which Kenya is privileged to have. Marine areas is considered home to many species both plants and animals and therefore there maintenance should be a priority. Fisheries on the hand is related to marine lands because fisheries is impossible without marine. Fisheries ensure that they offer the best source of white meat in the country in form of different fish ranging in size and variety.

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute has therefore been established to ensure that the life in the marine land is properly managed and protected. This  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Types of forests in Kenya

There are several types but predominantly they are classified as either primary or planted forests. These forests are on an alarming decline due to human activities such as clearing land for settling the large population. The forest types in Kenya are described below.

 Primary plantations reserved for protection purposes e.g., indigenous forests of Kenya, These forests consist of native species and have had no human intervention such that their ecological processes are intact and not significantly disturbed. Primary forests are those forests that have never been logged and have  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The Big Five Animals in Kenya

                                          

The big five are recognized as the most dangerous animals in planet. They include the lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo.

The Lion

Lions weigh about 225kg and considered the most dangerous of the five animals. There hunting skills are extraordinary as well as their courage to approach a bigger prey without fe  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Threatened Wildlife in Kenya

Kenya is one of the biggest tourist destinations in East and Central Africa. Tourists are attracted to Kenya’s warm weather, escaping the chilling cold winters in the temperate countries. Wildlife also attracts tourists. Kenya is well known for its big five which include the leopard, rhino, buffalo, lion and the great elephant. It is very disturbing to realize that four of the ‘big five’ are facing the risk of extinction. Too many of them fall prey to poachers who put their selfish interests first at the expense of the whole tourism and hotel industry.

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3 years ago

Conserving The Mau Forest

Current statistics show that Kenya had only 1.7% forest cover by 2006. This is a disturbing scenario, bearing in mind the great role played by forests in sustaining the environment and existing ecosystems and the fact that Kenya had a 10% forest covey in 1963. The United Nations recommendation on forest cover for all nations is a 10% forest cover for every nation. Kenya will need about 7.6 billion shillings to achieve this cover by 2030. This will be through the purchase of more than 380 million trees.

When the word ‘forest’ is mentioned in Kenya, the first forest that r  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Multipurpose River Projects In Kenya

Multipurpose projects are projects that serve more than one purpose, they are also called river development projects and help in the economic development of the country. Most of them are located along the course of river Tana. River Tana projects are also called the seven folks project because seven projects were proposed along the river.

The projects include; Masinga, Kindaruma, Kiambere, Gaturu, Kamburu, Mutonga and Grand falls. They were established mainly to provide hydro electric power, to control flooding in the lower Tana basin and to increase food production through irrigati  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The Most Endangered Wildlife In Kenya

While much wildlife in Kenya has a good life, a number of animals are threatened their existence. Here are some of the most important ones. Two of the most important threats to wildlife in Kenya are loss or destruction of their natural habitat due to the spreading farms and cities, and merciless poaching for their exotic horns, skins and bush meat.

Unions and organisations have been created to try and conserve, but it’s our responsibility as Kenyans to protect them. Below are some Kenyan animal species to concern for here in Kenya:


3 years ago

Strategies Of Increasing The Sequestaration Of Greenhouse Gases In Kenya

Enrching soil carbon

Soil is the third largest carbon pool on Earth’s surface. Agricultural soils can be managed to reduce emissions by minimizing tillage, reducing use of nitrogen fertilizers, and preventing erosion. Soils can store the carbon captured by plants from the atmosphere by building up soil organic matter, which also has benefits for crop production. Adding biomass burned in a low-oxygen environment can further enhance carbon storage in soil.

Farming with perennials

Perennial crops, grasses, palms, and trees con  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The Ecological Footprint Of Kenya.

The Ecological Footprint of an individual is obtained by looking at all of the biological materials consumed, and all of the biological waste that is removed or given out by that person in a given year. The Most Harmful Consumer Activities in Kenya include;

Small motor vehicles: the use of motor vehicle causes more environmental degradation because these vehicles emit a lot of toxic fumes from the combustion of fossil fuels which in this case is the fuel. Motor vehicles have been said to be one of the major environmental pollutants in the whole world.

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3 years ago

Mineral Resources In Kenya

Besides Kenya's rich wildlife heritage and agricultural land, the country is blessed with a number of important mineral resources scattered within its territorial borders. Some of the minerals are already being produced for commercial purposes while others remain untouched in spite of having already been discovered.

Mineral Resources And Their Areas Of Occurrence

  • Gold: Kakamega Gold Fields, Macaulder, Asembo bay

  • Sodium: Lake Magadi, Magadi Mine

  • Manganese: Mrima Hill, Gilgil, Kiwara Hill

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3 years ago

Impact Of Panpaper Factory In Kenya

It is more than five months since the revival and closure of the Pan Paper Mills. Was the re-opening of the factory here to cause Webuye residents more health harms through its released fumes that they inhale, the water released to the river, the iron sheets of their houses rusting and massive deforestation? This is the question on many people’s lips living around and within Webuye.

However, the then factory’s revival leader, Dr. Wafula Muliaro now under the newly appointed Receivership Manager Mr. Ian Small had reassured residents of Webuye that the fumes produced as a   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Eco-Regional Forestry Research programmes Offered By Kenya Forestry Research Institute

Forestry in Kenya is one the most developed sector in which the country in which investments have been done heavily to protect the forest and ensuring that the wildlife is safe from degradation and destruction. Many of the people do not see the importance of forests but in real sense, the forest are among the essential environmental features that contribute to the individuals’ survival.

The country together with most of the Kenyan investors have ensured that the forests are preserved to their benefits and has established various institutes and authorities to achieve the preser  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Nairobi National Park Battle to Survive In The City

Fears are rife that Nairobi’s animals sanctuary will be reduced a zoo because of land pressure. Established by colonialists more than 60 years ago, the park was the first Kenya and in East Africa. However fears are growing that pressure on land, with the park now sandwiched between high end estates, might mean it’s a matter of time before it’s reduced to a zoo.

Sebastian the chimpanzee left fond memories among the many tourists who visited the park. Until he died 1999, aged nearly 50, the ape who had been shipped as a youngster from the Congo forest defined tourism  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Challenges Facing Wildlife industry In Kenya

Wildlife is one of the best tourist attractions in the country and it is good if the government took the initiative of ensuring that it caters and solves the various problems facing the wildlfe industyr in the country before making it become less productive.The folloing are some of the major challenges facing wildlife in the country and it is good if the government took the initiative of solving them

Poaching

Ilegal hunting of animals is taking place in a numebr of gameparks found in the country.Many poachers are invading the parks and end up killng alot of anials that cou  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Ways Government Use To Reclaimed Land In Kenya

Land in kenya is appreciating each and everyday and the number of people demanding it are continually in the rise.It is advisable for the government to get good ways that they can use land that is reclaimed for the purposes of ensuring that kenyans benefit much from the resources controlled by the government.The following are some of the major ways of how the government can put to use recliamed land.

Planting trees

Trees are very important natural resources for the country and there is high need for the government to find a stable way of ensuring that it has very large por  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How To Conserve Environment In Kenya

The environment includes both the living and non living factors that surround human beings in a place. It is important that one protects the environment and adapts some of the following measures to help sustain it for a much more long time.

Planting Trees

Trees play very crucial roles in the environment and should be planted in high amounts. The late Wangari Mathai enhanced the process of environmental conservation by taking a leading role by planting more trees. Trees act as rain attraction agents and hence they should be planted to attract more rainfall that brings water  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Tourism Challenges in Kenya

Insecurity

The high number of terrorism activities is making a lot of tourist to escape and suffer in return.It has come to the realization that many tourist fear coming and visiting the many good places in the country as the level of insecurity is low. Lots of bombs have been witnessed making one to fear from travelling and exploring different parts o the country.

Unpredictable Weather Changes

The continuous growth of weather trends that cannot be well predicted makes it hard for the various tourists to make adequate conclusions about various places of interest.  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Highest Mountains in Kenya

Mount Kenya

The mountain is the highest in Kenya and second in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania. Mount Kenya is 5199m and is found in the central parts of Kenya. It is a major source of water for many rivers and continues to support a number of wildlife activities being a home to various wild animals. It is a major tourist attraction centre and that gives it the reason to be counted as being crucial to the economic development of the country.

Mount Elgon

It is located in the western part of Kenya and its 4321m.The mountain attracts a lot of tourist from  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Best Dams in Kenya

Badasa Dam

The dam has been constructed with the major intention of distributing plenty water supply to the Marsabit residents.9km from Nairobi, the dam’s water is believed to originate from Bakuli springs that was constructed in the year 1970.The capacity of water in the dam changes depending with the season. Rainy seasons the water capacity goes up to 800m3 and 300m3 during the dry season.Supports a population of over 30000people.

Maruba Dam

Originates from the famous river Maruba that is the main source of water for the   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Best Lakes in Kenya

Tourists love visiting places that have adventure and it is of no doubt that the fact is indeed true. Kenya as a country has a lot of lakes that have different unique features which draws the attention of tourists to visit and explore them. The following are the best lakes to visit in Kenya.

Lake Victoria

It is the biggest lake in Kenya commonly known for producing large varieties and types of fish. The lake connects Kenya with its neighbors Tanazania and Uganda. The lake plays great role by being used as a source of transport for many landlocked nations U  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Rules and regulations of Nairobi City Council

Nairobi City Council has rules which ensure smooth running of the city in kenya; anyone found violating the city council law is fined. Some of the bylaws of the Nairobi city council include; making noise in the public which cause destruction and nuisance, construction or destruction which can poses risk to the citizens, inadequate fencing of the land which causes risk or leaving things on the ground which may cause harm to human.

Blocking a free passage or destroying Public Street willfully, misuse of councils property, cutting tree(s) without a councils permit is an offence, playin  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Contacts Of National Environment Management Authority In Kenya

National Environment Management Authority has offices located on Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road, Off Belle Vue in South C of Nairobi.

The postal address of NEMA offices in Nairobi is P.O.BOX 67839-00200, Nairobi.

The telephone contacts of National Environment Management Authority in Kenya are +(254)-020-2183718,2103696,2307281,2101370, 0724-253394, 0723-363010 and 0735-013046. The hotlines of NEMA offices in Kenya are 0786-101100 and 0704-846019. The Fax details of NEMA are +(254)-020-6008997.

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3 years ago

Location Of National Environmental Management Authority Head Offices In Nairobi And Functions Of NEMA In Kenya

The National Environmental Management Authority in Kenya is the agency mandated by the Government of Kenya to handle all matters pertaining to environmental conservation and management in Kenya. The NEMA management authority in Kenya was formed as an act of parliament in 1996 under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act of 1996 in Kenya.

The National Environmental Management Authority headquarters offices in Kenya are found in Nairobi City along Mombasa Road. The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) offices in Nairobi are l  Continue reading ...


4 years ago

The Beauty Of Central Park In Nairobi, Kenya

Central Park is a recreational park of the city of Nairobi.Central Park is a place of rest that is located amidst all the busy life of the city of Nairobi and amidst the high-rise development at the Nairobi city centre. Central Park in Nairobi is one of the few places found within the city of Nairobi where one can run to for a picnic Continue reading ...


4 years ago

Is Nairobi As clean As It Can Get? What City Council Of Nairobi Can Do In Kenya

Everyone everywhere is talking about sustainable development in Nairobi. Kenyan primary schools have introduced a subject on environmental studies. High schools have also introduced environmental studies to their curriculum in Kenya. Environmental degradation in Kenya has become a point of conern even at the global level. Persons all over Kenya are being advised on best ways to avoid further environmental degradation as well as rehabilitating it back to its pristine condition. This is much of a herculean task but even the least of efforts will certainly go along way in environmental conserv  Continue reading ...