KISUMU 18th Nov. 2017: The Kisumu County dumpsite that was located next to Moi Stadium in Kisumu has been moved to an abandoned quarry in Mambole, Kisumu. The relocation of the dumpsite which has been an eyesore to Kisumu residents based on its proximity to the stadium and Megacity Mall will be done by a private company at a cost of Sh. 97 million.
Kisumu Governor Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o said the moving the dumpsite will help improve the city's environment and remove health hazards for those who operate from the nearby Megacity Mall, and Kisumu Day High School.
"Everyone is aware of the effects this dumpsite has created here and I want Kisumu residents to know this is the beginning of the journey in ensuring that we have a clean environment."
The relocation of the dumpsite which had become an eyesore and a health hazard was a key campaign issue in Kisumu Central Constituency after the previous administration of Governor Jack Ranguma had thrice failed in it's attempts to relocate the site leading to it being christened Mt. Ranguma.
During his inauguration, Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o had promised to have the site relocated within the first 100 days of his administration. The dumpsite will be moved to a a quarry owned by Kisumu Concrete Products at a cost of Sh. 97 million.
Kisumu East MP Shakeel Shabir has however opposed the relocation of the dumpsite to Kajulu which is in his constituency saying that neither him nor his constituents were consulted before the relocation.