The Star (Nairobi)

31 December 2012

Kenya: Clean Environment to Live Longer - Official

National Social Security Fund communication officer Christopher Khisa has urged Kenyans to clean the environment in which they live. Khisa said this will enable Kenyans to live longer and enjoy their retirement age in good health.

He was speaking at the weekend during a clean-up at the Jomo Kenyatta public beach in Mombasa. Khisa said a clean environment ensures a healthy nation which translates into a healthy economy.

"It is important to clean our environment especially places like the beach which receive a lot of people during the festive season," he said.

Khisa said the locals who use the beach as a source of livelihood should set a good example by regularly cleaning the beach.

He said clean beaches attract many local and foreign tourist resulting in plenty of income. "Beach operators need clean environment to conduct their businesses," said the communication boss.

After the beach cleanup exercise, The NSSF staff drawn from Mombasa and Nairobi visited the elderly at the Nyumba ya Wazee in Tudor.

NSSF has engaged in a series of corporate social responsibility activities throughout the country to increase the mutual understanding between the clients and itself so that they are able to relate well.

"We have drilled borehole in Wajir, built classrooms in Oklonyi Teso and gave cash donations to Wema Centre Mombasa and Mandu High school in Machakos," Khisa said adding that the aim is to educate Kenyans on the work of the NSSF.

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