Sonko to revise waste management bylaws

Sonko to revise waste management bylaws

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said that his government will revise waste management bylaws to include provisions on waste prevention.

The Governor’s clean up exercise has so far covered Juja Road, Mathare, Huruma, Kiamaiko and Jonsaga, among other areas.

"We shall launch a sustained, education and communication campaign informing residents on the importance of managing waste properly and its importance to their health, the environment and cleanliness of the city."

Nairobi County Governor, Mike Sonko

Sonko stated that his administration will also partner with existing community initiatives such as Constituency Development Fund Committees and other Community-based programmes in raising public awareness and participation in waste management.

“To control the generation of waste, we shall also formulate and put into action operational guidelines to support separation of waste at source in all parts of the city. To enhance the recovery of waste, we shall form and put into use formal structures for its engagement with community groups and other stakeholders in waste management and specifically those who recycle and re-use waste,” Sonko said.

He added that his government will provide incentives to community groups and other organizations involved in recycling and re-use of waste.

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