Lenku deploys 300 Kanjos in towns to arrest waste offenders

By - Sep 26th 2023

Kajiado residents and traders who litter in urban areas must now stop after Governor Joseph Ole Lenku deployed a special unit to apprehend offenders.

He commissioned the Mazingira Unit with 300 officers in Ngong Municipality on Friday and declared that the outfit will be responsible for cleaning up the towns and maintaining high standards of public health.

The multi-sectoral unit is made up of officers from the Departments of Environment, Inspectorate Services and Public Health.

“This unit will for now be domiciled at the Department of Environment. We have deployed them to deal with waste disposal and management in our towns. There are also those who have formed the habit of releasing liquid waste from buildings to public places. Let them know this unit is on the lookout for them,” said Lenku. 

He said the county will construct or convert some of its buildings into cells to hold offenders before they are arraigned in court.

“We are determined to make our trading hubs have a conducive environment for business. Sanitary conditions have been worsened by unprecedented population increases in our urban centres. We are building smart towns that are habitable so that they can attract more investors,” he said.

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