Locals in Mlolongo have appealed to the County Government of Machakos through the Solid Waste Management Department to ensure garbage bins in the area are emptied.
In an exclusive interview with Mauvoo News, some of the locals led by Daniel Mwanza, The 4AS CBO patron said that the bins have not been emptied since September last year.
Due to this the dirt and waste are scattered all over posing a risk to the locals mostly children who go out to play.
Mwanza noted that they have tried calling for the issue to be solved but their cries have fallen on deaf ears.
“Our kids play here but there is litter all over, not once or twice you will see a kid retrieve a ball from the dumping site. The waste has been here since last year and our cries to have the bins emptied have not been heard,” said Mwanza.
“There is a Cholera outbreak in some parts of Ukambani and we know very well a clean environment is key to ensuring the disease is kept at bay. We are fearing for our health and that of our children,” he added.
The patron said that after so much pestering they were notified that the lorry carrying the bins had a mechanical issue.
“But will we continue to live in dirt and murky waters around yet the Government can do something about it? We want a solution to be found and it has been so long,” Mwanza added.
His sentiments were echoed by another local who called upon the Ministry of Health to investigate and take action on plot owners releasing raw sewage on the roads.
Last week, a section of traders in Machakos Town also decried uncollected garbage. Missed the story? check it out below;