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Nassir’s plate full of trash

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[The illegal dumpsite at Manyimbo World War 2 in Tudor, Mombasa. Photo/Ahmed Omar/ Sept' 21, 2022].

Mombasa County government has initiated strategies to clean the second largest city of Mombasa.

Mombasa governor Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir says the efforts are meant to shut down all illegal dumpsite within Mombasa county and ensure the port city is clean.

Speaking in Mombasa on Tuesday, Nassir said waste management in the county remains the biggest challenge and that the county government is working on restoring the once beautiful tourist destination.

Noting that Mombasa is an economic hub, Nassir said his leadership will ensure all stakeholders are involved in restoring the status of the beautiful city.

“The garbage menace in our county is not new and we all know the challenge posed by recklessly littering around, we must fix this ugly situation and ensure our people live in conducive environment habitable for all,” said the Governor.

The Mombasa governor who has been traversing the county since he was declared the winner on August, 30th, noted that the county government has prioritised solid waste management in the county.

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His sentiments were echoed by his Deputy Francis Thoya who on Tuesday led the Mombasa county government Environment department in closing down the Mbaraki illegal dumpsite.

Thoya said the county government will not relent until Mombasa is restored to its glittering state.

“We are on a mission to clean Mombasa county, and this mission will be fully accomplished if together with Mombasa dwellers we work in unison,” he noted.

Mr Thoya said the Environment department officials have been inspecting various parts of the county including Mwakirunge main dumpsite in Kisauni Subcounty to assess the situation at hand before taking urgent measure to arrest the situation.

“Now that we have the opportunity to handle the garbage menace in our county, we are on a mission to exactly do that,” said Thoya.

[Mombasa County Deputy Governor Francis Thoya inspecting the collection of garbage at Mbaraki area in Mombasa on Tuesday. Photo/DGPS/ Sept’ 21, 2022].

In the recent past, Mombasa residents have been lamenting on the poor environment within their locality urging Mombasa county government to act on the garbage menace within their areas.

Some of the illegal dumpsite singled out by the governor and his deputy are the Mbaraki which was cleaned and shut down on Tuesday, the Manyimbo World War 2 cemetery along Tudor area within Mombasa Island that has seen heaps and heaps of garbage throughout, the VOK dumpsite in Bombolulu, Nyali Constituency among other dumpsite that have caused nuisance to Mombasa residents.