About NET

NET currently has five members (Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and three other members – an advocate, a lawyer and two other environmentalists). Their appointment was vide Gazette Notice No. 147 Vol. CXXI dated 29th October 2019 No. 10235.

The members are;

  1. Mr. Mohammed Balala – Chairperson
  2. Mrs Christine KIPSANG’ – Member, elected Vice-chairperson
  3. Mr. Bahati Mwamuye – Member
  4. Dr. Kariuki Muigua – Member, and
  5. Mr. Waithaka Ngaruiya – Member

Mr. Mohammed Balala was elected Chairperson and Mrs. Christine Kipsang elected the Vice Chairperson on 27th November 2019. [Pursuant to Section 125 of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act whereby elections for the Positions of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson were held on the 31st May, 2018 in Nairobi; as required under Section 125(5) of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act as amended by the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2018 [ Act No. 4 of 2018] – these provisions have been suspended pending determination of a Court Case].

NET has a full time CEO/Secretary – Ms. Bellinda Akello who oversees day to day administration of the Tribunal. She was appointed vide Gazette Notice No. 147 Vol. CXXI dated 29th October 2019 No. 10234. She has since replaced the acting CEO, who was an administrator appointed by the Judiciary.
There are six (6) other members of staff from both the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and, the Judiciary