Kenya commends UN-Habitat for its global leadership in human settlement and urbanization.

President William Ruto said the country is proud to host the agency and looks forward to collaborating on the affordable housing agenda among other issues.

“Kenya is greatly interested in urbanizatiom and improving settlements especially for those at the bottom of the economic pyramid.”

The President spoke on Wednesday when he met the Under Secretary, United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Maimunah Mohd Sharif at State House.

The President also praised UN Habitat for supporting the Nairobi Rivers Commission, a move that will help regenerate the Nairobi river.

“This is a project that is important to us; we look to you and others to assist us in achieving this noble goal,” he said.

President William Ruto said the regeneration will help tackle pollution, restore the natural ecosystem and improve livelihoods.”

Ms Sharif noted that UN-Habitat will continue pursuing interventions that will curb inequality, discrimination and poverty in the country.

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