Over 40 trucks unveiled for garbage collection in Nairobi

November 30, 2017 3:41 pm
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The Nairobi County Executive Committee for Environment Emma Muthoni who led in the unveiling of the trucks said that the clean-up exercise will commence on Friday and will be conducted daily in all wards/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30 – The Nairobi County has flagged off over 40 trucks which will reinforce garbage collection in all wards as part of measures to clean up the city.

The Nairobi County Executive Committee for Environment Emma Muthoni who led in the unveiling of the trucks said that the clean-up exercise will commence on Friday and will be conducted daily in all wards.

“This clean up exercise is a climax of what we have been doing and this will continue until we achieve a city which is free of garbage,” said Muthoni.

She said more dustbins will be placed around the county to ensure that there are enough bins for disposing garbage and warned of stern action against anyone found dumping garbage illegally as she urged city residents to collaborate with the county in making Nairobi clean.

There has been uproar from city residents over the filthy state of the city due to dumping on the major streets and estates.

Muthoni assured that she will work tirelessly to ensure that the city is clean.

The previous, the county government was accused of being reluctant to collect garbage, something that the current leadership has promised to address.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said that his government is committed to deal with the garbage menace in the city and is already undertaking a project known as ‘Operation Ng’arisha Jiji’ aimed at ensuring efficient waste management.

The Sonko Rescue Team will be liaising with county council officials to clean up wards.

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