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MP raises alarm over piling of garbage in Mombasa CBD

16 October 2014, 20:50 Mbungu Harrison

Mombasa - Heaps of garbage recently piling up within the Mombasa central business and its environs is risking Mombasa to lose its tourism destination status an mp has said.

Changamwe Member of Parliament Omar Mwinyi yesterday called on Mombasa county government to step into the matter which has turned the town into an eye saw.

The people daily have learnt that some county workers have not been paid resulting to a boycott of garbage collecting therefore putting the health of locals at risk of contracting diseases .

A spot-check conducted by people daily revealed that some of trucks stationed at destined places within the central business and its environs to collect garbage are now filled with stinking waste uncollected.

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“The garbage is an eye saw and posing a health risk, we want tenders distributed to our youth so that they can benefit from county jobs,said Mwinyi.

Mwinyi,who was speaking after officially opening a KES 12 million Mwijabu Secondary School  at Changamwe wants the Joho government to allocate more funding to county reps so that they can deal with issues affecting locals at the county level.

He challenged all county reps to wisely use the little allocation set to them by the county government on development projects citing that the government has not been allocating to them enough in this financial year.

“Its your right to demand more allocation from the county government,” Mwinyi told ward reps.

This happens even after the Mombasa county government had signed a KES 4.8 billion agreement on garbage collection with the Bamburi cement company.

The legislator however urged Mombasa residents to support cords move to push for referendum citing that more resources will be devolved to county governments and bring developments.

He told the residents who had turned at the function that referendum push was not an individual thing but for all Kenyans.

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