City residents’ lives at risk over open burning of waste

Dandora waste

The Dandora dumpsite in Nairobi.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • There are more than 40 slums in the capital city.
  • Besides poor infrastructure and sanitation, solid waste is one thing that cannot go unnoticed.
  • Unfortunately, most of the waste ends up being burnt or dumped indiscriminately.

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Nairobi residents could be exposed to harmful fumes from open burning of solid waste.

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