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Residents of Majengo Estate are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases following the disposal of sewer into open trenches. A recent clean up left the sewerage system worse than it was as raw human waste is now directed into open trenches meant for rain water.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, the area Business community Chairlady Janis Murugi claimed that the trenches have now been turned into dumping sites for hazardous liquid and solid waste, a situation that puts their health at risk. She appealed to the county government to intervene and find a lasting solution to the myriad of environmental challenges facing the slum.
Janet Mumbi, the area sub-county administrator, acknowledged the existing environmental challenges stating that the county government is committed to addressing them by coming up with lasting solutions. The administrator further appealed to residents to conserve the environment through proper waste disposal mechanisms, adding that the county government garbage collection vehicles usually went round the area each day collecting the wastes.
Many residents have resorted to constructing their own septic tanks which are periodically emptied by private service providers.

SOURCE: hivisasakiambu

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