FEATURE-Facing COVID-19 and climate threats, Nairobi ramps up green efforts

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Aug 14, 2020 at 4:00 AM
  • Peter Njeru used to live in central Nairobi’s rundown Michuki Memorial Park because he had nowhere else to go.
  • The effort is part of a broader push to expand green infrastructure in Kenya’s capital, including ensuring widened road corridors have good sidewalks and drainage to prevent flooding, as well as more trees.
  • The timing of the work also has, coincidentally, helped cushion many of the city’s most vulnerable families economically through the city’s pandemic lockdown, providing work as other jobs dried up.