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Now they say water and a clean environment are key to the survival of every living organism. The Ruai Sewage Treatment Plant in Nairobi, the third largest in East and Central Africa collects and treats an equivalent of up to 80% of waste water generated from the city of Nairobi to ensure the water released back into the natural environment is clean. Our reporter Laviniah Karanja takes us takes through the process of separating water from the solid waste that is released into the sewage treatment plant every day.
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/kenya-nairobi-dandora-waste-management-public-health-poverty-sanitation-crisis Pulitzer Center grantee Micah Albert discusses Kenya's Dandora Municipal Dump Site located in Nairobi, a dump site that serves as a starting point for understanding the growing human rights problems facing the region due to waste management inefficiencies. Spanning thirty acres of land in Nairobi, the dumping continues at the Dandora Municipal Dump Site at an estimated rate of 2,000 tons of waste per day. Alarming statistics have yet to spark proper waste management policy in the region, however, causing extreme marginalization in Dandora and a plethora of problems within surrounding slum communities. Campaigns, such as "Stop Dumping Death On Us," have been launch...
“Link the Hidden Treasure” empowers vulnerable women in Korogocho slums to earn decent livelihoods in a safe environment. As a Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) grantee, Link the Hidden Treasure has provided 63 young women with the entrepreneurship and technical skills necessary to convert waste materials into marketable accessories (i.e. necklaces from waste paper, recycling of hair additions, and liquid soap production), facilitating the creation of 23 businesses and 44 jobs. They are now scaling up their initiative to create a larger impact. The Y2YF is a competitive grant scheme implemented by the International Labour Organization-Youth Entrepreneurship Facility and an in-country implementing partner in Kenya, the Ustadi Foundation. This video was directed by Timothy Mwaura. It was co-produ...
The Nairobi City County government has launched garbage management units for different sub county administrations.This involved the unveiling of garbage trucks that will be directly assigned to specific sub county administrators. Addressing members of the press during the launch, the county environment executive Emma Muthoni said they have started working on measures to clean up the city through garbage collection.This follows an outcry from members of the public on the state of affairs in the capital city.These 20 trucks are part of the total 40 that are expected to commence their work immediately Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter. Like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya. Follow and Double tap on Instagram: NTV Kenya Join Our Telegram ...
Nairobi City County has promised to have collected all garbage within the streets by 1st of January 2016.This is after numerous complaints from different avenues on accumulating heaps of garbage within the city and its environs. While defending the current status of un collected garbage the solid waste management in charge within the county Samuel Ndungu has faulted poor access of Dandora dump site further clarifying that garbage collection trucks have been grounded for repair following depreciation during the Elnino rains. For more Programmes http://gbskenya.com GBS KENYA Twitter https://twitter.com/gbskenya GBS KENYA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gbskenya
Sprawling over 12 hectares and home to scavengers who both live and work on the site, the Dandora waste disposal dump on the outskirts of Nairobi is Kenya's largest and one of the biggest in Africa. It was officially declared full in 2001, yet 2,000 tons of waste continues to find its way here every day. Due to health and environmental concerns, the Nairobi City Council claims it will relocate the dump, but this has been a slow-going process.
In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish. Nairobi's Dandora Municipal Dumpsite stretches as far as the eye can see. It was declared full in 2001 but has remained active, with 850 to 1,500 tons of waste arriving every day. Kenya last month implemented a ban on plastic bags, a major contributor to the towering piles of trash. … Let the pictures do the talking: subscribe to No Comment http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=NoCommentTV No Comment is brought to you by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe. Find us on: Youtube http://eurone.ws/yDXQ7c Facebook http://eurone.ws/110HFkw Twitter http://eurone.ws/ZuMzJb euronews.com http://eurone.ws/17qIsCK
the video highlights the various solid waste management practices that are currently being employed in the city and future projections of the same as a project for EIA. this was done by forth year students taking BSc Management of Agroecosystems and Environment at the University of Nairobi College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.
Human waste, a daily challenge in the slums of Nairobi. And a threat to our health and environment. This 101 episode of African Slum Journal focuses on creative ways slum residents use to improve sanitation which is a major problem in the slums. As promised this is the beginning of more interesting stories to come. Thank you for your continued support. You can view all our episodes on http://www.africanslumjournal.com.
http://bdafrica.com Oblivious to the fact that she is the only woman on the construction site, Lucy Mutinda, a 34-year-old engineer, casually directs the other male engineers and workers fixing a sewage treatment system in Mocah Apartments in Kiambu.“Seeing sewage turned into clean water is my passion,” she says.Five years ago, Ms Mutinda while studying in Germany saw a market in Kenya waiting to be served and staked everything on running her own startup.
Experts say recycling could promote a cleaner environment in Nairobi. This is in addition to various other social benefits of course. However, this can only be achieved if there’s a sound solid waste system, at least according to the Green Africa Foundation. Our special correspondent Alex Chamwada looks at the opportunities in garbage Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Watch KTN News http://www.ktnnews.com Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya
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A short awareness clip on how dirty and filthy the city of Nairobi has come to be as the government watches
1. Wide shot of people searching in the garbage 2. Close up of woman eating a watermelon from the garbage 3. Medium shot of girl walking on the dumping site 4. Wide shot of Dandora Dumping Site 5. SOUNDBITE: (Swahili) Mohamed, dump scavenger ''Everybody is here for their own business. Everybody that is here have their own specialisation to look for.'' 6. Pan from garbage truck to people searching. 7. Various shots of people sitting on the garbage. 8. SOUNDBITE: (Swahili) Esta Wanguesh, dump scavenger ''Here we are so many because there is no way that we can get a job. We get food to feed own children and also to sell to pay our rent. Because we don't have houses that we own, we only can rent.'' 9. Wide pan of dumping site. 10. Various shots of children searching in the garbag...
Attention was turning to the country's lack of preparedness in mitigating disasters in the wake of the trail of devastation caused by floods. Questions are being asked why authorities did not take precautionary measures even after the meteorological department for two consecutive weeks issued an advisory warning of heavy rains and flash floods. In Nairobi where the intensity of floods was much felt, the county government was making knee jerk reactions and clearing blocked drainages with a threat to demolish buildings erected on waterways.