NEMA gives Nairobi County 48 hours to clear waste within CBD

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has ordered Nairobi County to clear garbage within Nairobi’s Central Business District within 48 hours failure to which officers responsible will be prosecuted.

This comes in the wake of a leadership crisis in the County even as the city continues to degenerate into dirt with mountains of garbage posing a health hazard.

“NEMA gives Nairobi County 48 hours to clear all the uncollected solid waste that has littered the city and report on compliance to the authority within 7 days failure to which officers in charge will be prosecuted.” Said NEMA

Along Tom Mboya Street, one of the major streets in Nairobi where Ambassadeur Hotel is located has now been turned into an official dumping site.

River Road, Tom Mboya Street, Moi Avenue, Haile Selassie, Landhies Road, Wakulima, Gikomba and Muthurwa Market, Machakos Country Bus Station, residential estates and other informal settlements are all groaning under the weight of stinking garbage.

As reported by a local daily, Nairobi is feeling the pinch of years of neglect by the County Government a situation which now poses a health hazard among residents.

Nonetheless, the County has begun the process of unclogging drainage systems in several estates in anticipation of the long rains.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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