A request to the Deputy President, William Samoei Ruto as he is endorsed by the UDA party and affiliate parties as the presidential flagbearer for UDA and Kenya Kwanza Alliance ahead of 2022 Kenya’s General Election. Being a political year in Kenya, alliances and formations are starting to take shape.
Last week, ODM and Azimio La Umoja also did the same by endorsing Raila Amolo Odinga as their presidential candidate for the same elections.
“A very emotional moment and also a historic one as he gets a step closer to the state house. A William Ruto presidency is what we are waiting for. We are about to have a president who understands the lives of the common wananchi even through experience.” says one citizen during a comparison between him and his opponents.
As, Anita Soina (Environmental Advocate) and as a Kenyan Citizen, I have a request to the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya as an aspiring president of the country. My request is based on my research as an environmental advocate on whether any political party has outlined clear Climate Agenda in their plans and manifestos. My answer is NO at the moment.
Mr. Deputy President , my request is that you include environment conservation in your agenda. As a nation we are experiencing tough negative impacts of Climate change and that being the current conversation globally, we should not be left behind . Kenya is known for its efforts of doing its best to embrace renewable energy , Mr Deputy President, environmental advocates and activists want you to help phase out fossil fuels and lead the country towards a sustainable present and future through conversations and actions .
Mr Deputy President, Climate change is worsening poverty levels and as you have always presented to us an agenda that does not leave out the people living in extreme poverty levels, I am positive that this will take shape .
Half of the health problems in the country can be mitigated with a clean environment. Hospital admissions could be avoided with unblemished environment for all . Further , the expensive hospital bills could be exterminated with a sterile environment.
Lifespan of people inhabiting contaminated environments is reported to have been grossly affected . It’s imperative for the next administration to assure the nation and her people of water tight environment measures .
The threat to food security is real . The world has witnessed extreme weather patterns. Biting and prolonged drought and on the opposite devastating floods . Gone are the days farmers would plant prepare their lands and plant seed with razor precision.
What seemed to be an alien phenomenon is not unfolding right before our eyes . Climate Change is real .
The county has reported sordid stories of magnificent wildlife starving to death . This could be attributed to wanton destruction of water towers and drastic reductions of forest cover . By all means , we hope your administration will stop at nothing to restore the glory and dignity of our nation .
The golden 4 K Clubs that inculcated sense of ownership , stewardship and conservation to children at tender age must be revived and resourced . The environmental matters must be infused in the syllabus.
The swelling of rivers is a new yet worrying phenomenon. It is the reason your administration must give the issue the urgency and attention it merits .
I shudder at the thought of some wildlife species being wiped from the face of the planet as we sit idly by . What will we tell God when the clean environment and wildlife he bequeathed us was plundered to extinction as we passively spectate ?
Agencies must be given the teeth to bite and regulation streamlined . NEMA , KWS , NCA , KFS must be well resourced and fortified to expedite their mandate seamlessly .
Last year during the #COP26 conference, we met and interacted with Her Excellency Mama Rachel Ruto in many events where she was speaking. In her speech she really advocated for a lot including Climate crisis as a gender issue among many things. Back at home she has also demonstrated through her projects and organizations that she is championing for the same and for this I have no doubt that Mr Deputy President, with her support and the support of all environmentally conscious people , that you will put Climate Action and advocacy at the top of the graph. May the Green in the party also represent New Green deals that will come with green jobs for a greener and cleaner Kenya. The world is watching and the world is hopeful that in the next government, this is addressed actively.
IF YOU GET TO THE POSITION OF THE PRESIDENT PLEASE KNOW THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR THIS BECAUSE AS FOR ME “THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA MUST AGEND”
A request to the deputy president by Anita Soina. What can you say about it?