In Summary
  • Ms Muthoni said the garbage trucks will be used to accelerate domestic and solid waste collection in Nairobi.
  • She said the trucks have been contracted by the county until City Hall gets rid of garbage in all Nairobi’s 85 wards.
  • There are piles of garbage especially in markets and even in the middle of some roads.

The Nairobi City County government has unveiled 40 garbage trucks to help in the clean-up of solid waste.

Speaking during the flagging off at Uhuru Park Thursday, county executive in charge of Environment and Natural Resources Emma Muthoni said the garbage trucks will be used to accelerate domestic and solid waste collection in Nairobi, a venture that has been ongoing since the launch of Operation Ng’arisha Jiji in August.

“We are here to flag off the acceleration of clean-up of garbage in Nairobi as the governor had promised, and this is proof of his fulfilment of the pledge. This is an event designed to accelerate solid waste collection in the county and it is a climax of what we have been doing in the last three weeks since I came into office and it is set to continue,” Ms Muthoni said.

CONTRACTED

She said the trucks have been contracted by the county until City Hall gets rid of garbage in all Nairobi’s 85 wards, adding that the trucks will come in handy in the ongoing processes of cleaning up the city.

“This initiative is a stop-gap measure of the county government’s operations as it seeks to return to normalcy and is from a contractor hired by the county who will be paid after the end of the contract,” she said.

Sonko Rescue Team

Members of the Sonko Rescue Team during the unveiling of 40 garbage trucks at Uhuru Park on November 30, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

PILING GARBAGE

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