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Suzanna Owiyo Joins John Baraza and Other Footballers in Star-Packed Celebration of World Environment Day

NEW YORK, United States of America, June 2, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ --


Ibrahim Thiaw - Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Sahle-Work Zewde - Director General, UN Office in Nairobi
Suzanna Owiyo – Singer-songwriter and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
Kenyan Football Stars, including:
John Baraza, Innocent Mutiso, James Situma, Wilson Oduor Obungu, Victor Ashinga,
Dan Makori, Sharon Achieng, Teresa Ouko Calleb, Doreen Nabwire Omondi,
Jerry Evan Santo, Cheri Avilia Salano, Sharon Jepkirui Bushienei

A concert by Kenyan musical superstar Suzanna Owiyo and talented young rappers from Mathare's Sejorooney Kids will kick off Nairobi celebrations of 2016's World Environment Day (WED) on Friday. Kenya's football greats, including John Baraza and Tusker's captain James Situma, will also be on hand to sign footballs, take selfies and give interviews.

Celebrated annually on June 5th, this year's WED will mobilize tens of thousands of people around the world to stand up to poaching and the illegal trade in ivory and other wildlife products. Hundreds of activities, from official celebrations in WED's 2016 host-country Angola to the motorcycle Grand Prix in Barcelona and street festivals featuring Bollywood stars in Mumbai, will be held worldwide in a show of solidarity for species threatened by wildlife crime.

The events will support the United Nations' Wild for Life Campaign, promoted by UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen and Yaya Touré among other celebrities, which encourages people to find their kindred species and pledge action to end the illegal trade in wildlife.

Important Note:
Kindly confirm your participation by EOB, Thursday, 2 June. For reasons of security, only journalists carrying original and valid ID/passport and press cards will be allowed on the compound. Kindly arrive at least one hour in advance to ensure timely accreditation.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).