Waste management in Kenya’s capital Nairobi is still a major problem with 1,760 tons of waste being produced daily. This quantity can generate Sh 13 billion ($130 million) annually if properly recycled according to a report released last year by the International Livestock Research Institute. Lack of an effective waste disposal mechanism and a rapidly growing population have worsened the situation resulting in huge piles of garbage at residential and business premises. Africa Uncensored’s Elijah Kanyi spoke to city entrepreneurs affected by the increasing heaps of trash, and garbage collectors who thrive on the same.



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