President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the government will allocate three parcels of land located in three counties to the United Nations (UN).
While addressing delegates at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 50th anniversary in Nairobi on Thursday, March 3, the Head of State revealed that the pieces of land would be used for the creation of humanitarian hubs.
The President noted that Kenya was a key player to the UN noting that his administration was ready to support the work of the global organisation in the country and the continent.
"We are proud to be the only UN headquarters in the global South, an honour that we appreciate and protect. We have worked closely with the UN to provide support and facilities to the UN agencies based in Kenya and our region so that they are able to achieve our mandate.
"Today, I am pleased to report that we will provide land for the development of humanitarian and logistic hubs in three locations in Kenya. Mainly in Naivasha, Nairobi, and Mombasa," Uhuru stated.
Additionally, the Head of State officially announced that the UN would occupy land adjacent to their offices in Gigiri for the creation of a diplomatic enclave.
This was after the government started its plans to relocate the Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) that was near the UN offices.
"We have also provided land for the creation of a diplomatic enclave adjusted to the UN office in Nairobi Complex," he stated.
Besides the parcels of land, the president also made public that the government had developed a system that would help diplomats in the country access privileges such as car registration, tax exemption among others.
"In addition to enhancing efficiency in the administration of diplomatic privileges we have developed an Integrated Protocol Management Information System that creates an automated one-stop-shop," he stated.
At the event, President Kenyatta also announced the creation of a Ksh2 million global award that will recognise the efforts of individuals towards the conservation of the environment.
"The Kenyan government has put forward the Amani and Mazingira global award that will be sponsored by the government and people of Kenya to persons or institutions that champion environmental sustainability and peace and will be a bi-annual award," Uhuru asserted.