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Kidero's Chief of Staff resigns over garbage menace

14 January 2016, 17:09 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - The Nairobi County Government Environment Chief of Staff has resigned over witnessed mismanagement of garbage collection in the city.

Leah Oyake decided to leave office due to pressure mounted on her by Governor Evans Kidero who cited corruption in the Environment department as the major challenge to proper garbage collection.

"I am resigning as a result of frustrations in my department. There have been individual plotting for my downfall and I have no choice but to step aside,” said Oyake.

The garbage collection mismanagement in Nairobi, Kenya's major capital city, has been a matter of debate and criticism to Kidero's administration.

National Youth Service (NYS) officers have been contracted by the Nairobi County Government to help in garbage collection within the city following the garbage collectors' unresolved strike over pay.

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Kidero Thursday toured Dandora dump-site accompanied by the NYS boss to inspect the place and release a total of KES 200 million to cater for proper management of garbage and construction of roads leading to the site.

Last week Kidero made impromptu visits to various undesignated dumping sites within the city to assess the extent the garbage situation has caused health risks to Nairobians following their uproar.

He toured Luthuli Avenue, Lenana Road, Ojijo Road, Ronald Ngala, Racecourse, Ngara as well the Globe Interchange where the clean-up work has commenced.

The Governor had announced that his government will spend KES 1 million in 45 days to address garbage collection problem in the city following the partnership with NYS, which was tasked the responsibility.

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