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Nairobi county finds temporary solution to garbage collection in CBD

Employees from Nairobi sub-counties will take charge of keeping the city clean as the county government works on resolving its issues with the garbage contractor.

Nairobi County Environment Executive Larry Wambua has said the matter is being addressed and they are waiting for the county finance department to settle the dues owed to the contractor.

“We have mobilised our internal resources, some staff from the sub-counties have been brought in to come help with the situation on keeping the city clean. I hope the finance department will be able to pay the contractor soon,” Mr Wambua said on Wednesday while speaking to Nairobi News on phone.

On Tuesday morning the streets of Nairobi were littered with garbage after the garbage collector contracted to City Hall downed their tools on Monday to protest delayed salary payments.

Mr Wambua and Economic Planning Chief Officer Dr Washington Makodingo resorted to the blame game, with the former laying the blame on the confusion currently bedeviling the Finance department on who is supposed to occupy the office.

While the latter accusing the Environment department of failing to forward on time the list of contractors to be paid.