Businesses in Nairobi are to blame for illegal dumping of waste in the Central Business District, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said.
Mr Sonko singled out hotels, saying they were notorious for unlawful disposal of waste.
“They pay street children to pick up garbage from the backdoors of hotels at night and dump it in the lanes...” Mr Sonko said in a tweet on Tuesday.
The governor added: “I have authorised my inspectorate department to arrest anyone doing illegal dumping, starting tonight”.
He said all residents have a responsibility to ensure the city is clean. The governor provided a mobile number that residents can call to report acts of unauthorised dumping.
“If you spot any illegal dumping near your place of work, kindly inform me through 0722886600,” he tweeted.