CITIZEN DIGITAL>A road island along the Donholm roundabout on Manyanja Road that had become an illegal garbage point has finally been rehabilitated.
According to residents, businesses along the busy road had for months turned the spot into a dumpsite.
The spot had become an eyesore to residents of Donholm.
“The mountain of garbage was already beginning to spill onto the road, making the area quite unhygienic,” said Willis Karanja, a resident of the area.
According to residents, the illegal garbage point had become a breeding ground for rats and mosquitoes.
“Traders running different businesses on the side of the road had turned the area into a garbage point,” said Karanja.
“Roadside hotel businesses were mostly to blame for the mess,” he said, adding that some unscrupulous garbage collectors would also dump garbage collected from houses at the spot – mostly in the dead of the night.
The area has now been levelled up and fenced.
The spot is only a few metres from the public rest area in the middle of the roundabout where many come to rest – and picnic.
“Many people stopped coming to this area to rest because of the smell coming from the garbage,” said Karanja.
Residents are asking the Nairobi county government to work towards rehabilitating road islands that have been turned into illegal garbage points.
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