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Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja rewards Ruai resident who captured illegal waste dumping

Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has rewarded a resident who recorded and shared the illegal dumping of waste in Ruai, a city suburb.

The youthful politician confirmed the stance in a social media post in which he also shared photos of the waste.


The reward comes days after the first time governor promised to fine people recorded littering. He further promised to reward those involved in highlighting the vice through community policing.

Sakaja is keen to implement his ‘Let’s make Nairobi work,’ manifesto with which includes plans to clean up the city.

The campaign commenced days after he was sworn in when he toured the city alongside his deputy James Muchiri and reassured residents he would deal with the garbage menace across the city.

Sakaja, a former Senator for Nairobi, has also promised to implement e-waste handling, disposal of waste, and dealing swiftly with corruption and conflict of interest in the waste management sector.

This, he says, includes water pipes and sewarage plus addressing the distribution of water in non-served areas.

Nairobi residents have consistently expressed concern over the hygiene of the city, especially with the dirt garbage in the estates and Central Business District (CBD).

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