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Kidero sacks county executive in wake of garbage crisis in city

Nairobi county Governor Evans Kidero has cracked the whip by sacking his county executive in charge of environment in the wake of the shameful crisis that saw the city choke in uncollected garbage.

The presence of stinking waste in the city centre had piled pressure on the governor to act, as owners of eateries warned of a looming health crisis.

Garbage pilling up off Kirinyaga Road in Nairobi city centre. PHOTO | JAMES EKWAM
Garbage pilling up off Kirinyaga Road in Nairobi city centre. PHOTO | JAMES EKWAM

The governor relieved Evans Ondieki of his duties as the County Executive Member in charge of Environment, Water, Energy and Natural resources in an announcement made on Tuesday.

Dr Kidero appointed Tom Odongo, the Urban Renewal and Housing executive member, to take over the Environment docketin an acting capacity.

This comes hardly a week after the governor did a reshuffle to his cabinet in a bid to enhance service delivery.

The sacking of Mr Ondieki was announced in a notice to all staff by acting County Secretary Robert Ayisi.