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Nairobi Governor announces crackdown of illegal dumping sites,says detrimental to environment

Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has announced a fresh crackdown on illegal dumping sites to be led by police officers drawn from the National Police Service and the county enforcement team. The new exercise will be targeting the private service providers who collect garbage and dump it on illegal sites within Nairobi county including roadsides and market places as well as estates. Mr Sakaja who was speaking during a meeting with the security chiefs led by the Regional Police Commander Adamson Bungei in Nairobi said the new collaborative effort with police officers will help maintain order and dignity in the city. “These are the private service providers who are paid by the people living in the estates to collect garbage. Once they are paid and they realise there is too much traffic when they are taking the garbage to Dandora, they just dump it on the roadside at night with their trucks. They do not gain anything by getting all the way to Dandora. They will go dump it at night in a field or on the road so that they can do more trips. If we assist each other we will reduce the city from being dirty.” Mr Sakaja said. He has also affirmed the commitment of the county government to resolve the garbage menace within the city. “We want a city of order, dignity, hope and opportunity. This is what the national police service wants, the national government administration and opportunity. We have already done a number of things to help the county government achieve this goal,” he added. The new announcement comes after city residents decried the rise of illegal dumping sites in Nairobi. Most of the dumpsites are located within city estates full of foul smell and posing a health risk to the residents. Some of the dumping sites are also located on the roads creating chaos and causing disorder. https://ntvkenya.co.ke/news/sakaja-announces-crackdown-on-illegal-dumping-sites/

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  • Rashid Kamau

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    Illegal waste deposition poses a hazard to the natural environment.

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    • Grace Njeri

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      @rashid_kamau Illegal dumping destroys the delicate balance of ecosystems and natural environments

    • johnte ndeto

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      By addressing this issue, the city can mitigate pollution, protect public health, and promote a cleaner, more sustainable urban landscape.

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      • walter lungayi

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        Nairobi Governor's decision to crack down on illegal dumping sites shows the importance of environmental protection. Addressing such issues is crucial for safeguarding the environment and promoting sustainable practices in the city.

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        • Edwin wangombe

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          this is a good start toward achieving sustainable waste management in Nairobi...

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          • Sarah Chabane

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            BEtter late than never!

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            • Chris Ndungu

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              Governor Johnson Sakaja need to backed up by all people especially those that have their residence around Nairobi county. Ensuring Nairobi is safe from waste dumping is a great work since it will image a smart picture to the nation as well as to the whole world.

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              • Jane Wangui

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                Nairobi is one of the cities affected by pollution.Sakaja is doing a great job in cleaning up and ensuring that the clean healthy standards of a city like Nairobi is raised.

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                • Bel Jacobs

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                  It gives me hope when governments take positive action like this.

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                  • George Kariuki

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                    This is great news for Nairobi! Crackdown on illegal dumping is much needed. #NairobiDeservesBetter

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                      This is the right thing to do, At last Nairobi city will regain its beauty back, these dumping sites put people's health in danger

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                      • dickson mutai

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                        These sites not only ruin the beauty of our city but also pose serious health and environmental hazards. It's important that private service providers adhere to proper waste disposal to maintain cleanliness and order

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