The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water". The phrase is also the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city. However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun", and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs.
Nairobi was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa, as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway. The town quickly grew to replace Machakos as the capital of Kenya in 1907. After independence in 1963, Nairobi became the capital of the Republic of Kenya. During Kenya's colonial period, the city became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea and sisal industry. The city lies on the River Athi in the southern part of the country, and has an elevation of 1,795 metres (5,889ft) above sea level.
Nairobi has experienced one of the most rapid growths in urban centers. This is unlikely to slow down any time soon because the population in Kenya increases by an average of about 3% i.e. 1 million each year.
Managers of sanitation services in informal settlements performed their daily tasks of cleaning toilets and removing waste ... At the moment, the bank is interested in recycling and monetizing human waste collection ... Sanergy, a growing waste recycling company in Nairobi, has already answered that question.
(MENAFN - The Conversation) There's been widespread concern in Kenya over the shrinking of green spaces in Nairobi, the capital city ... To give an idea of how much green space has already been lost, between 1976 and 2000, Nairobi's forest cover went from 14% to 3% ... We found that, as land use in Nairobi transformed, there have been significant changes.
NAIROBI, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Used gloves, face masks and sanitizer bottles are some of the new waste rising in Kenya due to COVID-19 pandemic ... In the capital Nairobi, most dumpsites have become a sea of blue surgical masks, with the waste related to COVID-19 being the most-dominant in the environment.
Nairobi, 1 March 2021 – UN-Habitat and its counterpart agencies launched handwashing stations in Dandora dumpsite where more than 3,000 waste pickers are working, and hundreds of thousands of urban poor are living around ... In terms of solid waste management concerns in Nairobi, Mr.
Wasted in 2019 ... **Nairobi/Paris, 4 March 2021 -- **An estimated 931 million tonnes of food, or 17% of total food available to consumers in 2019, went into the waste bins of households, retailers, restaurants and other food services, according to new UN research conducted to support global efforts to halve food waste by 2030.
Nairobi, Feb 18 (efe-epa).- Every day, Nzambi Matee is confronted with an omnipresent reality that is widely ignored or overlooked. plastic waste ...Plastic waste is not a Kenyan problem, it is a global problem ... Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and largest city, is believed to produce around 500 tons of plastic waste every day.
Nzambi Matee, a nairobi-based 29-year-old entrepreneur and inventor started to recycles plastic waste into bricks that are stronger than concrete ... plastic waste in the capital city of Nairobi, so the materials engineer created a product that is 5 to 7 times stronger than concrete.
NAIROBI ... “Our product is almost five to seven times stronger than concrete,” said Matee, the founder of Nairobi-based Gjenge Makers, which transforms plastic waste into durable building materials. “There is that waste they cannot process anymore; they cannot recycle. That is what we get,” Matee said, strolling past sacks of plastic waste.
"Our product is almost five to seven times stronger than concrete," said Matee, the founder of Nairobi-based Gjenge Makers, which transforms plastic waste into durable building materials. Nzambi Matee, founder of Gjenge Makers, a social enterprise that recycles and up-cycles waste plastic into bricks.(REUTERS).
The 29-year-old material science major and inventor who was among seven winners of the 2020 UN YoungChampions of the EarthAward, has become a towering figure thanks to her relentless quest to ensure Nairobi's landfills, waterways and green spaces are not clogged by plastic waste.