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KU-Mombasa Campus students clean up Nyali Beach

Saturday, 28th August 2021 10:00am – 3:30pm

KU-Mombasa Campus students donned in branded KU t-shirts converged at Nyali Beach to participate in a beach clean-up exercise. The clean-up exercise was intended to raise awareness on ocean pollution and as responsible members of the community take action to rid the white sandy beach of litter generated by human activity which threatens the fragile marine ecosystem.  

The clean-up exercise drew the attention and participation of other people who were at the beach for recreation and business. The combined effort of students and the community resulted in the collection of 300kg of litter which was strewn along the beach. This participatory approach in solving a communal problem was the main objective of this exercise for sustainable use of the ocean environment which is a key community resource.

The clean-up exercise was organized by KU-Mombasa campus student leaders Mr. Elkana Mmula, Mr. Dickson Musyoki, and Agneta Ingutia under the supervision of the campus Student Affairs – Deputy Director Dr. Stephen Orago in conjunction with the KWS-Beach Management Unit.   

This activity is in line with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration; a global rallying cry to heal our planet and the Blue Economy concept which seeks to promote economic growth, social inclusion, preservation, or improvement of livelihoods while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability.

Story compiled by: Ms. Diana Anyoso – Coastal & Marine Resource Management student   and accompanying photo’s provided by: participating students