copy of the proposed constitution of Kenya from friend's office on the
The filth and disorder that hits you is unbelievable, yet people liveand
work along that road. It seems that our local authorities are theones
who have created the larger dump site and the people who live and work
around there have followed suit and created the first and smaller dump
site. Since, a very bad example is set by our officialdom, is it any
wonder that people and especially the poor pay scant attention and care
about the environment that they are compelled to live in?
I have been told that the bigger dump site is used by our Council
garbage trucks who instead of going all the way to Mkrunge where they
are supposed to dump garbage, these people have now started creating and
depositing filth at any place they find unoccupied. And their trucks
still go to dump garbage at Kibarani.
But on the way, since they don't effectively cover their trucks, they
end up re-distributing garbage all over town on their way to wherever
they are taking it. They also drive at break-neck speed and behave
insolently by stopping any and everywhere being a hindrance to a smooth
flow of traffic. Since they are bigger than the average car, nobody will
'argue' with them and put up with their intimidation.
Now, to come back to this huge area where garbage is dumped. As you can
see it attracts human and animal scavengers and there are houses right
next to the dump. It matters not to our useless and totally thuggish
Council that tax and rate paying citizens are living and working all
around in the most inhuman environment.
Maybe, they might give serious thought to the fact that tourists on
their way to anywhere North of Mombasa must be quite 'impressed' with
the way our nasty and filthy Council deals with garbage disposal.
Imagine the impression of tourists who have just set foot on Kenyan
soil, i.e. the airport which is deceptively 'modern'. They will get into
their tour buses and cars and be driven on the only access road onto the
Island of Mombasa along the Makupa Causeway. While on it, they will be
assailed by a horrible stench from the garbage dump at Kibarani. What a
Then, they will be assailed by totally crazy traffic and suicidal people
with some promoting things at ear-splitting levels. They will find
welcome relief from all this insanity once they get to their hotels, of
course, but, getting there is very interesting and exciting. For
example, for those going further North, they will cross the only access
road the Nyali bridge, to the North mainland. Here, depending on the
time of day, they will spend hours stuck in traffic, before they can
After this experience, their noses will again be assailed by stench like
the previous Kibarani one that welcomed them into Mombasa. Yes, you have
guessed it and the photographs say it all.
If our useless Council doesn't care about it's tax and rate payers,
shouldn't they give some serious thought to the tourists that they are
trying to create a good impression on? But, why should they give any
thought to anything or anybody? Since they have proved that they are
insolent in the extreme, short of getting rid of everybody in the
Council, there is very little that can be done to improve matters. They
practice impunity with little regard for their reputation or anything
and as far as Mombasa residents are concerned the place is populated by
They are beyond help.