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Who is James Wakibia

James Wakibia is a Kenyan Environmental activist and photojournalist advocating for plastic bans and proper management of plastic waste. He was born in Rongai, Nakuru Kenya. Between 2013 and 2017 he led nationwide campaigns calling for a ban on single-use plastic bags in Kenya and partly through his efforts Kenya banned plastic bags. Plastic pollution continues to ravage our environment in untold ways- from blocking drains, clogging our rivers and poisoning our lakes and oceans. Just recently researchers found microplastics inside human blood and deep within the lungs. It’s in us! His campaigns have been calling on the governments to do more to tackle the scourge of plastic pollution including enacting laws and creating awareness. He has also been on the forefront demanding plastic industries to be responsible for their products through better designs and innovations to make plastics that have a lower impact on the environment and which can be put into the circular economy.

James has been a photojournalist for over 5 years with a keen interest in environmental reporting. His work has been published by major international media companies including Bloomberg, Independent, Guardian, CGTN, Deutsche Welle just to mention a few. He is a contributor to Getty Images through Sopa Images. You may also request a quote for an assignment through his official email address info@jameswakibia.co.ke

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