For years now, the Kisii County government has been grappling with the waste disposal menace.
The county has been struggling to put adequate measures in place to curb the poor waste disposal. Among the measures put in place by the county is purchasing multi-million waste collection trucks.
However, one of the trucks recently stalled due to a burst tyre. The truck had stalled for about three months, piling more pressure on the county.
Kisii based writer Geoffrey Makori published the story. The writer covered the story after getting a tip from a local resident. The truck had been parked next to the perimeter of the Gusii stadium.
Makori visited the site and managed to speak to residents who had expressed displeasure with the county’s laxity to repair the truck. The truck had now been turned into a dumping site by the locals.
After the story was published, it was shared on various social media platforms leading to outrage with residents wondering why the county would spend millions to acquire the truck but fail to repair a burst tyre.
Kisii town Municipality Director Mengo Ochwang noted that following the pressure, the county had no choice but to repair the truck. Mengo pointed out that the county acted after the Hivisasa story was published.
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