The Legal 500 Environment Comparative Guide | Kenya

Clarice Wambua, CDH Kenya Partner, made a contribution to The Legal 500 Environment Comparative Guide, Kenya.

21 Feb 2023 1 min read Guide Article

At a glance

  • The environmental framework in Kenya consists of laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment and natural resources, ensuring responsible and sustainable activities. Key legislation includes the Constitution, the Environmental Management and Coordination Act, and sectoral laws governing specific resources.
  • The primary environmental regulatory authority in Kenya is the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), responsible for enforcing environmental requirements. NEMA utilizes tools such as inspections, permits, and warnings to ensure compliance with environmental laws.
  • The environmental permitting regime in Kenya is governed by the Environmental Management and Coordination Act. NEMA issues various environmental licenses and permits, and sectoral regulatory bodies may also issue permits specific to their sectors.

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of environment laws and regulations applicable in Kenya.

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