KISUMU, 22ND JANUARY 18: Even as the the county government of Kisumu awaits further clearance to relocate Kachok dumpsite following the collapse of a petition filed to stop the exercise, the County Government has today launched the distribution 18 skips for waste management across the county.
The 18 skips will be distributed in the 7 sub-counties to as a mid - term intervention program to address solid waste management and environmental protection.
Launching the program today at Jomo Kenyatta sportground, Deputy Dovernor Dr Matthews Owili said the introduction of the skips will immensely improve sanitation particularly in the busy trading centers.
"The initiative intends to promote waste management and environmental conversation as outlined in the governor's manifesto," said the deputy governor.
He say the executive through the office of the city manager and the county executive committee member for environment will draft a bill seeking approval from the assembly to introduce fines on the who abuse the environment.
"We seek to make Kisumu county the cleanest place where other counties will be driving to for benchmarking" said Owili.
The environment CEC Salomon Orimba whose docket will implement the program called for cooperation among all stakeholders in making Kisumu great again.
"The skips will be placed at strategic points that are easily accessible by everyone, even as we make further plans to move into estates and other residential places," said the environment CEC.
This development come even as residents of Kisumu East Constituency led by their MP Shakeel Shabir plan to institute a fresh legal battle with the County Government over the proposed relocation of Kachok dumpsite to Kajulu which in the constituency.