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Striking county workers scatter garbage all over Nairobi’s CBD – PHOTOS

Residents of Nairobi on Tuesday morning woke up to filth with the Central Business District (CBD) after striking county workers scattered garbage all over.

Moi Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue, Kimathi Street, Banda Street are just some of the major streets where garbage was thrown on the roads and walkways.

All this after garbage collectors contracted to City Hall downed their tools on Monday to protest delayed salary payments.

Garbage which was scattered by striking Nairobi county workers lies in the middle of Kimathi Street. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Garbage which was scattered by striking Nairobi county workers lies in the middle of Kimathi Street. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

This was confirmed by the Nairobi County Environment Executive Larry Wambua who said that the garbage collectors contracted to collect the solid waste within the Central Business District (CBD) have gone on strike as a result of the county government’s failure to pay them.

This he says has been caused by the confusion at the county since Governor Mike Sonko handed over some of the county operations to the National Government.

Garbage which was scattered by striking Nairobi county workers lies at the junction of Kimathi Street and Banda Street. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU
Garbage which was scattered by striking Nairobi county workers lies at the junction of Kimathi Street and Banda Street. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

The national government took over County Health services, County Transport services, County Public Works, Utilities and Ancillary services and County Government Planning and Development functions.