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Nairobi County unclogging drainage systems ahead of rainy season


drainageThe county government of Nairobi has now embarked on an initiative to unclog drainage systems in preparation of the rainy season that has in most times been occasioned by floods.

The initiative has so far seen the county government cover at least 70 percent of the county in a move to avert possible floods.

The exercise was today monitored by  top county officials led by devolution  ministers  Veska Kangogo and Hitan Majevda of  roads and infrastructure.

Speaking in Umoja 1 estate Majevda says  city engineers  have toured the city and identified hot spots and much is being done to unclog  the areas.

Areas so far cover are Umoja, Joggoo road just  opposite Makadara law courts and Juja road.

‘‘We want to confirm that we have unclogged 70%  hot spot places and this process will continue until  the flooding menace in the city is fully addressed.’’ Majevda noted.

The exercise is being carried  out by various youths groups,county government officials and those working under Nairobi beatification program.

‘‘We have a budget for this exercise  and we have engaged our  youths to help us in  the cleaning of garbages in our drainage systems .He noted.

Meanwhile devolution minister Veska Kangogo urged Nairobians to help the county government in maintaining the environment saying major contributor of poor drainage system and clogging is waste.

‘‘The main challenge we are experiencing right now is the issue of waster disposal ,many of our waste still do not reach Dandora dump  site.She said.