Rapid urbanization has left Nairobi with huge unmet demand for critical infrastructure and basic services. This has constrained the productivity of businesses and negatively impacted the quality of life of residents. The Nairobi Metropolitan Service Improvement Project (NaMSIP) is part of a wide municipal development initiative by the Kenyan Government with the support of the World Bank under the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) to address these problems.

Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development has awarded Ingerop South Africa in joint venture with Antea Group of France this project to build the capacity of CBOs/NGOs to manage solid waste collection and disposal in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, and reportedly the largest urban slum in Africa. Kibera is located 5 km west of Nairobi City center with estimations of population ranging between 800,000 and 1 million and has a density of over 2,000 people per hectare. These settlements are characterized by low-socio-economic status, poverty, overcrowding, lack of privacy, sharing of common facilities, poor sanitary and environmental health conditions and poor transportation networks.

Currently, Community Based Organizations are the major players of solid waste collection activities in Kibera. However, collection of solid waste is hindered by lack of access roads, non-designated disposal sites collection points and low value of the waste generated. Most of the solid waste is therefore dumped on drainage channels, toilets, river/streams, railway, sewer lines and any available open space causing serious environmental issues.

Training programs will be developed and implemented for operations, governance and financial management of solid waste system and support provided for the establishment and contracting of solid waste collection and transporting operators. Infrastructure design and construction works will include collection centers, compost plants and access roads.


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