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Kidero demands clear up of garbage in Nairobi

By LILIAN MUTAVI

Nairobi County Finance and Environment chiefs have been put to task over uncollected garbage in most parts of the city.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has reportedly asked Executives Gregory Mwakanongo (Finance), Evans Ondieki (Environment) and chief Officers Luke Gatimu and Leah Oyake to explain why there is so much litter around, even as the city hosts the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference.

According to a senior county official, the governor reiterated that solid waste management is a key pillar in my government’s seven-point blueprint as it will improve the lives of the residents of the county.

Residents of Nairobi have in recent times raised concern over the uncollected garbage in the city. Uncollected garbage is an eyesore in most parts of the city despite efforts by the Nairobi City County government to acquire a D8 Dozer for use at Dandora dumpsite at a cost of Sh34 million.

Nairobi’s over three million residents generate over 2,000 metric tonnes of waste every day, a figure that is expected to grow to 3,900 tonnes by 2030 in the wake of increased urbanization.