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Filth, stench creeps back to Nairobi

The dirt and filth is slowly creeping back in some of Nairobi’s known roads, in the process emitting stench and causing an eyesore.

Some of the affected areas include Ngariama lane, Kirinyaga road and Muthurwa market, which are now almost impassable due to dumped garbage and human waste.

With all this attributed to poor waste management, both the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and City Hall under the stewardship of governor Ann Kananu are under increasing scrutiny.

The NMS, under the Environment, Energy and Water Sanitation is charged with the task of keeping the city clean after the function was delegated to the institution by the Nairobi County government.

The function of the Environment docket is to operationalization of effective garbage collection and disposal methods and enforcement on affluent discharge from industry and restaurants.

Nairobi Governor, Anne Kananu extended NMS tenure for six months in January 2022 so as allow NMS under the stewardship of Director General, Lieutenant General Mohammed Badi, to complete the projects they had started.

During Kananu’s vetting at City Hall, she said that she would implement the Garbage Collection Act and look into converting waste into energy as well as seeking alternative sites for dumping.

Early last year, Nairobi County government handed over the pending bills under the four transferred functions to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) for processing of payment.

The payment was for contractors who had supplied goods and services to the county government and were not paid their dues.