Nairobi youth leader appointed to top Clean Up Kenya management

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Darren Hart Juma (pictured with a megaphone) has been appointed the Deputy Country Director for Clean Up Kenya at an Advisory Board Meeting held at Shalom House, Nairobi.

Darren, 25, has helped Clean Up Kenya organize numerous cleanups in Nairobi and is the Coordinator for Project Clean Up Langata, a project we launched in 2019 together with several leaders from the area.

He is a fifth year civil engineering student at the Nairobi University and the Founder of Darren Hart Foundation

Darren is also a humanitarian, youth mentor, and has given himself to the service of students on campus and the community.

His first assignment will be to coordinate major advocacy works around the #Shame that is #NairobiRiver. This project to be launched early in 2023 will see numerous cleanups conducted at marine source areas and hotspots along the river as well as an online advocacy campaign to increase visibility on pollution of the river with the goal of inspiring more sustainable interventions from government and other stakeholders.

Speaking at the Advisory meeting, Clean Up Kenya Patron and Founder, Betterman Simidi Musasia stated, “We are committed to 100% transitioning Clean Up Kenya to the youth in the next two years.”

Monicah Ngatia, the current Country Director, herself a youth and appointed in 2020, observed she was 100 percent sure that Darren would deliver.

This meeting was also attended by Debbie Oyugi, Stanley Didi, Neema Jada (Board Members), and Martin Muriithi (Chairman)


Clean Up Kenya was established in 2015 to advocate for and promote sustainable public sanitation in Kenya. Since then we have become the de-facto national public sanitation advocacy brand. We are also experts in community mobilizing for cleanups. We have done numerous cleanups over the years, some of which have been attended by over 1000 volunteers on singular sites. These cleanups are meant to increase visibility on the problem of waste and it is therefore common to see our volunteers in bibs with one message, ‘Clean Up Kenya’. At the core of our work is honest and actual engagement in communities – not PR events. We also run advocacy campaigns holding duty bodies, consumer brands, green-washing NGOs, and other stakeholders to account for unsustainable public sanitation in Kenya and the global South. We receive no funding for our work but collaborate with others on projects.