In the news - Victory for Wangari Maathai following destruction of Ukay Centre

August 10, 2018

The crumbling of the UKAY centre in Westlands comes after a protracted battle to save the wetlands it stands on, a battle that began in the mid nineties when its construction began. Led by famed Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai and buoyed by government ministers, the battle to stop the construction failed, and the building was left standing but exposed to the elements of nature, as witnessed in the recent cases of flooding in the capital.