World Cleanup Day is an annual global social action event aimed at combating the global solid waste problem including that of marine debris. 

It aims to raise awareness of the mismanaged waste crisis by mobilizing all spheres of society to participate in cleanup actions. Individuals, governments, corporations and organizations are all encouraged to take part in cleanups and to find solutions to tackle mismanaged waste. 

The event held annually every 3rd Saturday of September was celebrated in Kenya at Nairobi’s City Park. The Chief Guest during the event was the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry Hon. Keriako Tobiko. The event was kick started by cleanup of the Kibarage River which is a tributary of the Nairobi River after which a total of 60 ceremonial tree seedlings were also planted by the guests.

Participants during the cleanup exercise were drawn from the Government organizations, youths from Nairobi county and other environmental volunteers. 

Speaking during the event, the CS urged every Kenyan citizen to take responsibility of the waste they produce. The CS further urged the manufacturing industries not to thrive and make profits at the expense of the environment. Hon Tobiko noted that more youth from the Kazi Mtaani program will be availed to add to numbers that are already cleaning up the City Park in the ongoing Green spaces restoration program. 


The CS Ministry of Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko takes part in clean up of Kabarage River.



Youths from Westlands Subcounty take part in a clean up exercise at city park during the World Cleanup Day