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NYS take over Dandora dumpsite in bid to solve garbage crisis

Personnel from the National Youth Service took over the Dandora dumpsite on Thursday in an effort to end the garbage crisis gripping the city.

The dumpsite has been inaccessible for weeks after cartels established control and began demanding money from private contractors and City hall trucks that sought to deposit garbage.

The NYS personnel partnered with City Hall officials on Thursday to clear barricades  and garbage used to block the road leading to the dumpsite.

City Hall has subcontracted NYS at a cost of Sh5 Million to clear all the accumulated garbage in Nairobi before the end of festive season.

“As NYS we have had to come in since the City Hall has been overwhelmed by the dirt. We have the man power to make the city a better place,”said NYS director administration Stephen Mutunga.

Mr Mutunga said that they will be integrating youths in the area in a bid to end the cartels.

The NYS deployed eight trucks, two teepers and two excavators to clear the John Onsogo road that leads to the dumpsite and which had been blocked.

Mr Mutunga said that they will also employ over 60 youths for the period they will be clearing the roads at the dumpsite. Each person will be paid Sh500 per day.

“We will have youths employed through the community empowerment program that will work with our servicemen to make Dandora a better place,” he said.