June 27th 2017

Society / Environment

Besieged by filth, Tala residents accuse Governor Mutua of abandoning town

"We want the county government to take action immediately. A walk across Tala can show anyone how garbage is lying all over especially behind residential areas, since garbage collection is very poor," said a representative of the residents.

By Oscar NdundaWednesday, 17 May 2017 16:02 EAT

An upclose photo of the William Ngea Road that residents claim has been turned into a dumpsite.

Residents of Tala have raised concerns to the Machakos county government due to the detorariating state of cleanliness of the town. A day after Governor Alfred Mutua was heckled in the town, the residents say there has been poor garbage collection adding that garbage is lying everywhere across the town especially behind residential areas.

They claim that if action is not taken immediately, the flith will poise a threat to the health of their children as they fear there might be outbreak of diseases. "We want the county government to take action immediately. A walk across Tala can show anyone how garbage is lying all over especially behind residential areas, since garbage collection is very poor," said a representative of the residents.

The leaders pointed out that the William Ngea Road has turned into a dumping site, rendering it impassable during rainy seasons as the drainage passages are blocked by garbage and dirty water whereby they are requesting Machakos governor Dr Mutua to complete the tarmacking of the road as he had promised.


The William Ngea Road in Tala which residents say has turned into a dumping site.

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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