Kidero blames corruption for Nairobi garbage mess
29 December 2015, 14:44
Nairobi - Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has blamed corruption for the continued clogging of garbage in the city.
Kidero says that the County government has been fighting corrupt cartels which has taken over the collection of garbage and which at the same time are involved in high level dumping in the city.
Kidero says that the collectors usually dump the garbage as late as midnight to ensure that they are not noticed.
" This has led to a huge number of private waste collectors and heavy presence of illegal dumping in Nairobi City. This begs the question as to whether all these actors transport their waste to the final disposal site," said Kidero in a statement.
" This can only mean that - corruption is fighting back. We will ensure that we continue to clamp down on these errant actors."
"I have therefore with immediate effect directed my County Executive for Environment to ensure waste and litter is cleared within three days. An enforcement team is also on high alert to arrest and prosecute anyone caught collecting and dumping solid waste illegally," he said. Kidero has been under increasing pressure to cure the city's garbage mess, one which has threatened to cause diseases and chase away investors.
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