Governor Johnson Sakaja comes face to face with Nairobi's filth

Data shows that Nairobi generates 3,000 metric tonnes of waste per day and most of it is disposed at the Dandora dumpsite.

The dumpsite was opened in 1975 and declared full and unsustainable in 2001.

Today, the Dandora Dumpsite is more than three times full, holding more than 1.8 million tonnes of solid waste against a capacity of 500,000 tonnes, with more than 3,500 tonnes of waste deposited at the site daily.

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) had pledged to start a Sh20 billion recycling plant that would decongest the site.

In his manifesto ahead of the August 9 polls, Sakaja had said he'll seek to unblock sewage disposal systems to make Nairobi a clean city.

The three previous Nairobi County governors - led by Evans Kidero (2013-2017), Mike Sonko (2017-2020) and Ann Kananu (2021-2022) had pledged to deal with the garbage menace, but none was successful.