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Johnson Sakaja

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Urgent Crisis And Halting the Escalating Dumpsites Crisis in Nairobi County To Save Our City

Governor Johnson Sakaja,
I write to you today with a heavy heart and deep concern for the future of our beloved Nairobi County. It is with regret that I must address the pressing issue of escalating dumpsites within our city, a crisis that has only worsened since your assumption of office in 2022. This unfortunate reality stands in stark contrast to the promises articulated in your campaign manifesto to decisively tackle the grave menace of dumping.

As a responsible and engaged citizen, I have observed with growing dismay that dumpsites such as Dandora, Kamukunji, Kibarani, and Nairobi South have expanded significantly under your leadership. These grotesque mountains of waste not only mar the landscape but also pose a dire threat to our environment, climate, public health, and the overall quality of life for our residents.

The gravity of this issue necessitates an urgent and robust response. I implore you to take immediate and determined action to confront this crisis, and I offer the following recommendations on what and how to address the dumpsite issue comprehensively:

1. Enforcement of Stringent Waste Management Policies:
Reinforce and rigorously enforce existing waste management regulations. Collaborate closely with relevant authorities to ensure that waste disposal is carried out responsibly and in compliance with these regulations.

2. Invest in Recycling and Waste Reduction Initiatives:
Channel resources into establishing and promoting recycling programs, waste-to-energy solutions, and other initiatives designed to minimize waste production. Empower communities and businesses to embrace sustainable practices that reduce, reuse, and recycle.

3. Transition from Open Dumping to Modern Waste Disposal Technologies:
xplore and invest in innovative waste management technologies, such as waste-to-energy plants and landfill rehabilitation projects. Reduce the reliance on open dumpsites, which are not only environmentally damaging but also harmful to the health of nearby communities.

4. Community Engagement and Environmental Education:
Launch comprehensive awareness campaigns and educational programs targeting residents, businesses, and schools. Foster a culture of responsibility and environmental stewardship, emphasizing the importance of proper waste disposal and the consequences of illegal dumping.

5. Enhanced Surveillance and Enforcement:
Deploy advanced surveillance methods and technologies to monitor and deter illegal dumping activities. Strengthen the capacity of waste management agencies and law enforcement to enforce waste disposal regulations effectively.

6. Partnerships with Environmental Organizations:
Collaborate with local and international environmental organizations, research institutions, and experts. Tap into their expertise to develop sustainable waste management strategies tailored to Nairobi's unique challenges.

Addressing the dumpsite crisis is not merely a matter of fulfilling campaign promises; it is an imperative for safeguarding the long-term well-being and sustainability of our city. These uncontrolled dumpsites emit harmful greenhouse gases, contaminate groundwater, and degrade air quality, directly contributing to climate change and jeopardizing public health.

Governor Sakaja, I urge you to rise to the occasion and demonstrate your commitment to the people of Nairobi County by taking immediate and resolute action. By addressing the dumpsite crisis effectively, you will not only fulfill your mandate but also leave a lasting legacy of environmental responsibility and climate resilience for generations to come.

The time for action is now, and I implore you to lead the way towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable Nairobi.
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    37 w

    Action now

    • Ajema Lydiah

      38 w

      so sad,I hope action is taken soon

      • Saustine Lusanzu

        38 w

        This is not acceptable in the city like Nairobi, Urgent action should be taken to solve this

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          38 w

          I support this, and I hope government sakaja takes urgent action to clear these mess

          • Hilda Wangui

            38 w

            Appropriate method of disposing plastics waste are needed where recycling and reusing can help yo minimize pollution and waste production in the environment

            • rosebellendiritu

              38 w

              It's getting worse,hope he acts quick

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