President Uhuru Kenyatta and media personality Alex Chamwada had an unplanned interview after the head of state bumped into the journalist, who was filming his weekly show at the rehabilitated Michuki park in Nairobi County.
In the video published on Friday, August 15 on Youtube, Chamwada narrated that the two had met earlier in the week when the president was doing an inspection but he asked him to wait until the official opening of the park to publish the video.
"It is very rare to have a casual, unplanned conversation with a head of state in an unlikely place. Recently when my cameraman, Eric Mwema Maweu and I were filming here at the MIchuki park, president Uhuru Kenyatta walked in unexpectedly," Chamwada begun.
"On noticing me, the president acknowledged my contribution in content creation in development matters then we started strolling together around the park," he continued.President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko during the official launch of the Michuki park on Friday, August 14.File
Chamwada put in a good word for the youth, whom he stated had been involved in the planting of trees and collection of garbage in most parks in Nairobi.
The president, who was in the company of Nairobi Metropolitan Services boss Major General Mohamed Badi, insisted that the city was in good hands and that Kenyans would witness more development projects.
Besides Michuki park, the president stated that the government was working on renewing several other green spaces within the city among them the Nairobi Arboretum, Karura Forest, City Park, and Ngong Road Forest.
He officially launched the Michuki Memorial Park in Nairobi County on Friday, August 14.
The park was named after former Minister John Michuki who played a key role in the clean up of Nairobi River and its environs during his tenure as the Minister for Environment.
At the same time, the president announced a national clean up campaign to boost the country’s environmental conservation efforts.
The campaign, dubbed 'Cleaning Up Kenya Campaign’ will begin on September 1, 2020, and will be led by cadres of the National Government Administration Officers (NGAOs).
“The Campaign shall be anchored on the National Government Administration Officers at the local level who shall work together with the local communities and with stakeholders both within and outside of Government to enhance environmental restoration, conservation and management,” the President stated.
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