In Summary
  • Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala now says Governor Hassan Joho should be commended for his ongoing city beautification project.
  • The regeneration of the dumpsite and major roads in the city has elicited an uproar among environmentalists and some tourism players.

The national government has lauded the ongoing beautification project in Mombasa that has seen the city adorned with sculptures of wild animals.

The once garbage-infested tourism hub has turned into a beautiful site with major roundabouts adorned with bronze sculptures of wild animals sitting on artificial grass.

The phenomenon has been a major attraction for locals and tourists.

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala now says Governor Hassan Joho should be commended for his ongoing city beautification project that has turned around the scenery of the former filthy Kibarani dumpsite into a beautiful site.

UPROAR

The regeneration of the dumpsite and major roads in the city has elicited an uproar among environmentalists and some tourism players not happy with use of artificial turf and sculptures at the former dumpsite.

Mr Benson Wemali, a certified environmental inspector, said the artificial turf was hazardous as it would suppress the ecosystem, that stretches into the Indian Ocean.

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