Fukuoka Japan donates 3 compactors and 1 dump truck to Kiambu.

Fukuoka University in Japan has donated 3 compactors and 1 dump truck to help in the collection and transportation of waste in Kiambu and address issues of uncollected waste in the County.

While the flagging off these machines on Wednesday, Governor Ferdinand Waititu promised to do everything possible to contain the garbage menace in the county.

“We are going to utilize these machines fully and to the benefit of the people of Kiambu. We have also ordered more 5 dump trucks, 6 back hoes, 10 skip loaders and 110 skips (large waste bins) that are expected to be here in January,” said Waititu.

The machines, that have been through the Kenya Urban Support Program, which is funded by the World Bank, will be distributed to Kikuyu, Limuru, Kiambu, Thika, Ruiru and Karuri Municipalities.

Prof. Matsufuji said that they would train the county staff on how to operate and maintain these machines, as they are the first of its kind in Africa.

A compactor utilizes a metal ram that crushes waste to manageable and small pieces therefore enhancing efficiency and improving sanitation.

Present at the flagging off included the Deputy Governor Dr. James Nyoro and the Chief Officer Water, Environment, Energy and natural resources Eng. Lucas Wahinya.  

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