Nairobi County governor Dr.Evans Kidero on Thursday announced that the county government has set aside Ksh 200 million for the repair of roads leading to Dandora dumpsite.
Kidero was speaking while on a tour of the dumpsite. He also announced that the county government will be spending Sh1 million daily for the next 45 days to address the garbage menace in the city.
“Today I visited the Dandora dumpsite area to ensure that garbage is being dumped and also to encourage area residents to embrace cleanliness and responsible littering in Nairobi County. The county government has set aside Kes 200 million this year to ensure the roads leading to the dump-site area are repaired and refurbished for smooth passage of vehicles to the dump-site,” He said.
Meanwhile, the environment chief officer, Leah Oyake, has resigned following the garbage collection scandal at City Hall.
“I am resigning as a result of frustrations in my department. There have been individuals who have been plotting for my downfall and I find that I have no other choice but to step aside,” she said.
City Hall has for the time being contracted the National Youth Service to assist with garbage collection within the city.
Mr Kidero also assured the youth working at the dumpsite that cartels, which have been demanding money from private garbage collection firms would no longer interfere with their activities.
“I would like to assure the youths who work in the dump-site area that we will not allow anyone to interfere with their source of income nor harass them into moving elsewhere as the site serves as a resource center for the youth in this area. We will continue to work together for the betterment of Nairobi City County,” said Kidero.
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