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Sonko set to launch hi-tech garbage trucks to clean up Nairobi

By HILARY KIMUYU February 8th, 2016 1 min read

Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has announced that he will soon unveil automated garbage trucks and bins in every ward in Nairobi.

In a post on his Facebook page on Monday,  the Senator said that every ward in the city will soon “smell and look clean.”

“Coming soon courtesy of me. When you think about Sonko, think about development in your ward. I always believe that to be the best, you have to smell like the best, dress like the best, act like the best. When you throw your trash in the garbage can, it has to be better than anybody else who ever threw trash in the garbage can,” the Senator said in the post.

He also post a video of an automated garbage truck collecting garbage in a neighbourhood.

His announcement comes  weeks after the Nairobi city county government contracted the National Youth Service to clear garbage that had choked the city.

Senator Mike Sonko said the recent garbage crisis was due to loss of control and weakness in planning.

“People are dumping garbage and flouting rules because the county government has made it appear normal. It is like no one is in control,” he said.