21 February 2013

Kenya: UNEP Appoints Singing Sensations Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo As Kenyan Goodwill Ambassadors

press release

Nairobi — The acclaimed singers will support a host of UNEP initiatives, including World Environment Day, UNEP's campaign to reduce food waste - known as Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint - and efforts to lower the demand for illegal wildlife products that is driving a spike in elephant and rhino poaching in East Africa

Two of Kenya's biggest singing stars, Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo, today pledged to use their music and high profiles to ignite positive environmental action as they were designated National Goodwill Ambassadors for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

The inspirational figures have a long history of activism in Kenya, between them tackling issues such as drugs, peace, youth education and women's rights.

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