Save Lamu organization together with, WWF, NEMA and Lamu residents engage in a Beach cleaning activity as it marks World Environmental Day world-wide.
The activity attracted different people in the community of Lamu including men and women who came in support of cleaning the Lamu Sea Shore for a clean better health.
Speaking at Mkunguni area in Lamu after the Beach Cleaning activity Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Save Lamu chairman said that they have to make sure the safety of the people of lamu for a better health saying that the Lamu community depend so much in agriculture and fishing as a day to day activity in their daily livelihoods.
referring to the proposed coal power plant project that is set to be constructed in Lamu, Kwasasi area, Abubakar said that Save Lamu is not against any development coming to Lamu, but instead the investor should look for a renewable source of generating power that will be friendly to the environment.
Assistant County Commissioner Philip Oloo on his speech at Mkunguni said that burning of charcoal destroys the environment as a result of cutting down trees and added by saying that whomever will be caught engaging in charcoal business, legal actions will be taken against him/her.
Oloo however urged Save Lamu, WWF, NEMA and Lamu County Government to take charge in making sure that 5 million trees are planted in the County following orders from the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta that every County plants 5 million trees to avoid drought in the near future.
Recently the Government of Kenya banned the use of charcoal through Kenya Forest Service.