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March 22, 2018

Trans Nzoia buys waste collectors to clean Kitale town

County workers load garbage on the garbage truck in Kitale town on Monday / CORAZON WAFULA
County workers load garbage on the garbage truck in Kitale town on Monday / CORAZON WAFULA

The Trans Nzoia government has bought waste collectors to boost its efforts of making Kitale town clean.
Governor Patrick Khaemba unveiled two skip trucks and six skip bins on Friday.
He said the county government is in the process of buying other skip bins to raise the number to 29. “Each skip bin has a capacity of eight tonnes,” Khaemba said on Monday.
The skip bins will be located at strategic points in the town.
“The bins will play a great role in making our town cleaner,” Khaemba said. He said the county also has two tractors and one tipper, which will continue to collect garbage from slums and homes.
County Environment director Godfrey Wekesa said more than 130 tonnes of waste is generated in Trans Nzoia county daily.
Out of the quantity, 80 tonnes are generated in Kitale town alone.
“This has led to an increase of waste in the town, making it dirty,” Wekesa said.
The move by the county government will help create a conducive environment for residents.

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