Kiambu Governor James Nyoro paid a courtesy call to the Portuguese Ambassador H.E. Luisa Fragoso, at the Portuguese Embassy in Nairobi to discuss possibilities of bio-recycling plants in Kiambu. – By Gerald Gekara.
In the meeting, The Portuguese Embassy, Investors from Portugal and the County Government of Kiambu mooted plans to implement a clean up programme known as the ” Kiambu Environmentally Engineered Landfill”.
Under the new initiative, Kiambu government will co-operate with foreign investors to set up a waste composting site, mechanical biological treatment plant, recycling plant and an Eco Center that will be set up at the Kang’oki dumpsite in Thika.
In an earlier partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Kenya PET Recycling Company (Petco), waste pickers and other stakeholders, the county planted over 300 trees which waste pickers will nurture until growth.
The landfill programme is aimed to make Thika, and Kiambu county at large, to safe guard its residents from runaway pollution.
Present in the meeting was the CECM for Water, Environment and Natural Resources David Kuria, CECM for Lands, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development Samuel Mugo, Chief Officer for Tourism Mary Njoroge, Chief Officer for Environment and Waste Management Edmund Njihia, Trade Chief Officer Zachary Gitau, Economic Advisor Allen Kimani, Maina Muturi and the Managing Director at MOTA-ENGIL Kenya Mr Tiago Barbosa.