Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has singled out business owners, particularly those in the hotel industry, over the sprawling garbage that continues to plague the city center.
As Sonko’s government continues its committed efforts in cleaning up the Kenyan Capital, it has also noted that their efforts are being undermined by the business owners who maliciously dump garbage.
According to Sonko, business owners use “street children too pick up garbage through the backdoors of their hotels at night and dump them along the lanes and open spaces within the CBD a small fee.”
To tackle the menace, the Governor has directed his inspectorate department to arrest anyone found dumping.
He noted that Nairobians must collectively ensure the city is clean and asked residents to report anyone found dumping garbage.
“It has come to our attention that recent cases of illegal dumping around the CBD is illegally and maliciously done by business owners and to be specific, the hotel industry.
“Investigations have revealed that the hotel owners engage street families to pick up garbage through the backdoors of their hotels at night and dump them along the lanes and open spaces within the CBD a small fee.
“In order to stop such unauthorized dumping, I have authorized my inspectorate department to immediately arrest anyone found in illegal dumping of wastes.
“It is a collective responsibility as Nairobians to ensure our streets are clean. If you spot any illegal dumping around your place of work or neighborhood, kindly inform us 0722886600 for quick action,” wrote Sonko on Facebook.
The County Chief has also invited youths to apply for cleaning tenders through the county’s website and avoid conmen.