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State House on the receiving end for charcoal tender - 6 days ago, 16:45

Bosco Marita

A non-governmental organization has criticized a recent tender offer by the State House Kenya for the supply of charcoal.

Greenpeace Africa in a press statement said the tender notice was a clear contradiction of the ongoing moratorium on logging.

“With a moratorium on logging in place, it is in bad taste for State House to put up tender seeking suppliers of charcoal,” said the statement quoting environmental campaigner Claire Nasike.

Nasike further added that the advertisement for charcoal from the president’s official residence was pure irony.

She said that during the One Planet Summit at the United Nations Environment Assembly, the President was committed towards the realization of 10 per cent forest cover in Kenya by 2020.

“State House should be at the forefront in supporting this moratorium by looking for cleaner alternative forms of fuel such as biogas,” she added.

The organization further alleged that the country’s runaway droughts are ...
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