Athi river residents raise alarm over uncollected garbage bins

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Residents of Mlolongo town in Athi River Mavoko Sub-County of Machakos are alarmed over the increasing number of uncollected garbage bins lying in the neighbourhood.

The irate residents who spoke to the media Monday morning have faulted the County government of Machakos for failing to collect the disposal bins that posed a health hazard.

“The garbage collection bins have been full for several weeks now but the Machakos County government has not yet collected them,” said Jane Nduku.

“The filled bins have not been collected for weeks now and are overflowing and producing a foul smell while some are already emitting filthy waters,” added Ms. Nduku who operates a beauty parlor in Mlolongo town.

The residents who are now living in fear of contracting water borne diseases are calling on the County government to move with haste and empty the bins.

“We call on the county government through the department of water, sanitation and solid management to give the matter the seriousness it so deserves,” added Patrick Mutua who runs a butchery in Mlolongo Phase 3.

“They used to be timely but this time round they have failed us. It has been over a month now since the garbage was collected. Those responsible ought to swing into action and immediately do the necessary,” said Mutua.

Other residents who requested anonymity faulted Governor Mutua for spending most of his time conducting his countrywide listening tours aimed at pushing for his 2022 presidential bid.

The residents termed the tours as selfish and instead urged the governor to spend more time listening and attending to his constituents’ needs.

By Rachael Kilonzo

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