Efforts to restore Mombasa town and its environs have kicked off in earnest with stakeholders joining hands to rid the tourist hub of garbage.
The efforts saw piles of garbage cleared from the town in a cleanup exercise organized by the Mombasa county government, the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and the center for water governance.
It has been the centre of debate, the piling garbage in the coastal town of Mombasa that has almost suffocated the tourist hub.
Dubbed the Talanta Na Usafi campaign 2018, the clean up exercise kicked off in Nyali constituency where scores of volunteers were mobilized to sweep pavements, streets and alleyways as well as clean clogged gutters.
Lobby group’s executive director Victoria Nzioka says they decided to take up the challenge following growing concern over deteriorating standards in the coastal town.
Mombasa senator Mohamed Faki raising concern over continued littering in the tourist resort town saying there was need to encourage residents not to dump rubbish in undesignated spots.
The efforts come amid growing concerns over possible outbreak of waterborne diseases with the onset of the long rainy season.