Air Pollution: This Is Why Kenya Has Been Named The Least Toxic Country In The World

According to statistics obtained from the International Energy Agency and World Health Organization (WHO), The Eco Experts has named Kenya the least toxic country in the world.

The eco-friendly firm says that in terms of air pollution, energy consumption, and renewable energy production, the east African country is topping the chart.

Air pollution is as a result of massive and still growing industrialization in the world. With the diversion schemes of several injured economies who were solely dependent on oil, the radar is moving towards the manufacturing industry.

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As it is, WHO says the rate of Air pollution has increased again. Science on its part continues to warn that disregarding nature will eventually severely hurt humans, crops, and animals in the long run.

The agency warns that about 7 million people die annually from poor quality air. It says that about 80% of the human population living in urban cities are highly prone to the dangerous health effects of air pollution.

The air gets polluted when toxic gaseous emissions are released into the atmosphere, our industries, cars, and machines are the most common agents of pollution.

Research also finds that the incessant wars and explosions in the world today add up as well as agents of pollution. When these harmful emissions are released they give tears to the ozone layer.

Health wise, air pollution triggers lung cancers, respiratory problems-difficulty in breathing, wheezing, coughing, asthma and cardiovascular diseases.

Countries who have seen the need to cut down on the use of fossil fuels are now introducing the use of renewables like solar, wind and thermal energy.

Some have taken up massive tree planting as well in order to improve the deteriorating eco-system.

With most African nations going towards urbanization, individual governments are advised to make policies that will conserve nature and improve life in general.


On that note, Kenya took off its venture into the world of renewable energy over 7 years ago. Investments in the sector yielded Kenya about $1.3 billion from 2009 – 2010.

In 2013, Kenya’s Ministry of Energy and Petroleum announced plans to boost wind power generation by 630 MW as part of its target to increase electricity levels by 5,000 MW by 2016.

Kenya has ambitiously put their abundant sun and wind to good use. Resultantly, Kenya’s electricity supply mainly comes from geothermal energy.

By 2030, the east African nation intends to expand its geothermal power production capacity to 5,000 MW with a medium-term target of installing 1,887 MW by 2017.

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As the leading least toxic country, Kenya is one of the most active renewable energy sectors in Africa.

By virtue of being in a largely developing continent, Africa makes up the least toxic countries while developed and tech-friendly countries are on the far end of the list.

These are the top 10 least toxic countries in the world:

  1. Kenya,
  2. Tanzania,
  3. Ethiopia,
  4. Mozambique,
  5. Cameroon,
  6. Zambia,
  7. Indonesia,
  8. Zimbabwe,
  9. Brazil,
  10. Congo DR

On the reverse, the top 10 highly polluted countries of the world include:

  1. Saudi Arabia,
  2. Kuwait,
  3. Bahrain,
  4. Qatar,
  5. UAE,
  6. Oman,
  7. Turkmenistan,
  8. Libya,
  9. Kazakhstan,
  10. Trinidad & Tobago