2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Odhiambo Jerameel Kevins

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Mr. Odhiambo is a law student at the University of Nairobi, Parklands Campus. His contact: kevinsjerameel@gmail.com
Kenya is a country rich with wildlife. Integrating conservation objectives into development strategies is key to a sustainable development in Kenya. PHOTO/Travel Triangle.
By integrating conservation objectives into development strategies, Kenya strives to strike a balance between economic progress and environmental preservation. This write-up explores the multifaceted interfaces between wildlife law and sustainable development in Kenya, highlighting how legal frameworks promote conservation efforts while fostering economic growth and social well-being. Wildlife laws influence land use planning to minimize conflicts between development projects and wildlife...
Citizens have a choice and voice on matters concerning environmental conservation and related issues and should be listened to. PHOTO/The Lawyer Africa.
In this participatory landscape, citizens leverage their freedom of expression to actively engage in various environmental decision-making processes. The right to freedom of expression is intricately connected to the ability to obtain relevant and timely environmental information. Individuals, empowered by their freedom of expression, assume a crucial role as advocates for access to information in the environmental domain. In...
Balancing the aspects of hedonism, utilitarianism and environmental balance would help Kenya and everyone to be considerate of their decisions, with posterity sensitivity. PHOTO/Viva Open Publishing.
Kenya faces formidable challenges in environmental governance, ranging from deforestation and pollution to the impacts of climate change. The challenge lies not in suppressing individual desires, but in creating a framework that encourages responsible hedonistic pursuits. To address the multifaceted challenges posed by hedonistic pursuits, utilitarian aspirations, and environmental imperatives, Kenya must foster policy innovation and adaptive governance. The intricate...
By authoring about climate change, the literature serves as a wake-up call to readers to act towards the deterioration of natural resources, environment degradation, and the stinging effect of climate change. PHOTO/Ecologise.
Eco-criticism emerges as a prominent lens through which Kenyan literature analyzes the intricate relationships between characters and their natural surroundings. The enduring dialogue between African literature and climate change in Kenya transcends the mere artistic realm, assuming the character of an imperative discourse in the broader socio-environmental context. In its essence, the symbiotic relationship between African literature and the...
Green growth and circular prosperity needs everybody's efforts. PHOTO/LN.
Green growth embodies an economic approach that seeks to foster sustainable development while minimizing negative environmental impacts. Kenya's legal foundations for green growth are embedded in its legislative frameworks for environmental conservation. The country's dedication to fostering sustainable practices is exemplified through agencies such as the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). Kenya stands at a pivotal juncture, where the pursuit of prosperity...
Consumer Protection Act and a gavel. PHOTO/iStock.
Like many other nations, Kenya finds itself at the crossroads of addressing environmental challenges while ensuring the welfare of its citizens. By holding businesses accountable for environmentally harmful practices, consumer protection regulations can drive a shift towards green innovation and responsible resource management. Kenya's e-waste management regulations, coupled with consumer protection laws, can help mitigate the environmental impact of...
Public-private partnerships are key for a better, more equitable climate refinancing for the benefit of all. ILLUSTRATION/Temboo.
The marriage of PPPs and climate financing is particularly potent in mobilizing private sector resources and expertise to bolster environmental initiatives. PPPs embody a collaborative paradigm where public and private entities join forces to address complex challenges. The intersection of PPPs and climate financing forms a powerful alliance that holds significant promise in the global effort to combat climate change....
Financial mechanisms play a crucial role in determining which energy projects get off the ground and who ultimately benefits from them. Project finance serves as a linchpin in propelling renewable energy initiatives like solar and wind farms, essential components of fostering a diversified and sustainable energy mix.  Empowering communities through project finance mechanisms goes beyond mere consultation; it involves creating opportunities...
Technology has a key role in waste management in the 21st century. AI, robotics and other kinds of technologies can make waste management easier, efficient and accurate. PHOTO/Ethical Choice.
Technology, if well leveraged, can help humanity in waste reduction. Sensors, drones, and satellites can be used to make sustainable waste management easy and manageable. AI can monitor waste management practices and report on key metrics. Technology defines the 21st century. Generally it can be argued that the various technology modes are meant to make life easier.  Technology has witnessed impressive evolution in...
Episodes of climate change-induced drought have been rampant in Kenya. The effect is far-reaching, with thousands of livestock having perished in Mandera, Lodwar, Turkana, Garissa and other hard-hit regions of the country. PHOTO/Courtesy.
According to United Nations, Climate Change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. Burning fossil fuels generates greenhouse gas emissions which...