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Kenyan youths, climate activists protest climate change

By Bisola Adeyemo

Ahead November’s crucial UN climate talks in Glasgow, youths and some climate activist in western Kenyan city of Kisumu on Friday joined the world in protest, calling on governments to cut carbon emissions and tackle the climate crisis.

Climate activists in Kenya wanted to raise awareness of the mismanagement of waste, especially along the shores of Lake Victoria where plastic and chemical waste from industries is poisoning the lake.

They marched the streets wearing plastic bottles, sanitary pads or baby diapers all with the aim of raising awareness on using biodegradable products and condemn the use of plastic.

Youth also collected litter along the march.

The rally is part of a worldwide climate strike that includes 1,400 events in 80 countries, according to the Fridays for Future movement.

Demonstrations are taking place five weeks ahead of November’s crucial UN climate talks in Glasgow.

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