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Kidero deploys askaris to maintain cleanliness in the city

14 August 2015, 08:06 Samuel Kisika

Nairiobi – Nairobians caught littering the city, stepping on flowers beds, grass and breaking the County regulations risk arrest and fine of at least KES 2 000.  

Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero announced the deployment of more than 50 county askaris to who had undergone extensive training in law enforcement to arrest and hand over anyone found culpable of interfering with the county’s ongoing beautification program.

“The youth will oversee proper disposal of solid waste as well as deter residents from stepping on and destroying the recently unveiled beautification program in various parts of the city,” said Kidero.

“Apart from ensuring that pedestrians use designated footpaths without stepping on flower beds or littering within the city, the team has also been empowered to arrest and hand over anyone found littering and stepping on flower beds,” he added.

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The officers were deployed within the city centre and its environs, and Kidero requests the residents to fully cooperate with them in keeping the County cleaner and safer.

“The County has invested more than KES 40 million on the beautification program and we would like to minimize the maintenance costs. More youths will be absorbed to ensure law and order is restored to our great city in the coming days,” said Kidero.

He assured the empowerment of more youths through the County’s initiated Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement team and providing long term employment. 

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