Nema, KCAA urge county to shut Mwakirunge dumpsite 

Mwakirunge dumpsite

Children play near Mwakirunge dumpsite in Mombasa on October 4, 2021. Mombasa County officials say problems linked to the dumpsite require a multi-agency approach to solve.

Photo credit: Kevin Odit | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The landfill is on the nav­igation route of the second largest airport in Kenya.
  • The call comes as the airport is being expanded to accommodate larger planes. 

Pressure is mounting on the Mombasa devolved government to close Mwakirunge dumpsite, which has been identified as a risk to planes taking off and landing at Moi International Airport.

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