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Nairobi clean up begins in parts of Eastlands


By HILARY KIMUYU

A major clean exercise has began in some parts of Nairobi just days after Governor Evans Kidero directed County Finance and Environment bosses to act on the matter.

Garbage collection started in earnest on Friday morning in Eastleigh and parts of Jogoo road.

This exercise is probably in response to Dr Kidero’s demand an explanation, earlier in the week for, from County Executives Gregory Mwakanongo (Finance), Evans Ondieki (Environment) and chief Officers Luke Gatimu and Leah Oyake over the uncollected garbage in most parts of the city.

Stinking garbage has become a major concern for residents of most estates in Nairobi, once popularly know as the “green city in the sun”.

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 are reported to 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.