Mombasa County starts clearing illegal dumpsites in Jomvu sub-county

Uncollected garbage at Kijiweni in Jomvu sub-county./COURTESY

Mombasa County government has begun clearing illegal dumpsites in Jomvu sub-county.

Led by Deputy Governor Francis Thoya the team commenced the exercise of clearing mounds of garbage that had remained uncollected in Kijiweni for a year.

DG Thoya, who is also the nominated County Executive Member for Environment and Waste Management, was accompanied by Mikindani Member of County Assembly Jactone Madialo.

“We have finally landed in Jomvu sub-county as Governor Abdullswamad Sheriff Nassir’s Administration intensifies efforts to make Mombasa clean,” said DG Thoya.

This follows the closure of the Junda dumpsite in Kisauni Sub-county on 14th February.

Junda dumpsite after clean-up. The dumpsite was closed on 14th February./COURTESY
County Recycling Plant

The cleanup continues even as the county plans to set up a recycling plant.

Speaking in January during the commissioning of 60 finalists of the Mombasa Plastics Prize Challenge, Mombasa Deputy Governor Francis Thoya said the county was working on setting up a recycling plant.

“Within the next year, we are going to get a partner or investor to invest in the recycling plant,” said DG Thoya.

“When the recycling plant is established, I want the youth to be among the first ones to get involved,” he added.

Thoya noted that even though the county was clean, people were still littering and dumping waste in public spaces.

“It is our responsibility to make Mombasa clean. As a government, we are doing our part but the citizens should also do their part,” said Thoya.