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City Hall unveils new trucks to help tackle garbage menace

A garbage site at Kamkunji area in Nairobi near Sahuri Moyo estate on November 16, 2017. The residents blame the County Government for not offering proper refuse disposal services. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NMG
A garbage site at Kamkunji area in Nairobi near Sahuri Moyo estate on November 16, 2017. The residents blame the County Government for not offering proper refuse disposal services. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NMG 

The County Government of Nairobi has unveiled 40 garbage collection trucks to boost the city’s capacity to handle solid waste.

The Mike Sonko-led government says the move is part of an initiative to accelerate cleanup efforts within the city amid complaints by residents over piling garbage in different parts of Nairobi.

“This is the climax of what we have been doing for the last three weeks since we joined the County Government...The works entails unblocking sewer lines, removing campaign posters, erecting new barriers and promoting responsible garaged disposal,” said Emma Muthoni, the County Executive for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources .

There has been uproar from residents of estates such as Shauri Moyo over the filthy state of the city due to dumping on their streets as well as in parts of the central business district.

This has seen Mr Sonko initiate various clean up exercises, the latest one being “Operation Ng’arisha Jiji” aimed at boosting waste management.