The county government of Nairobi has now embarked on an initiative to unclog drainage systems in preparation of the rainy season that has in most times been occasioned by floods.
The initiative has so far seen the county government cover at least 70 percent of the county in a move to avert possible floods.
The exercise was today monitored by top county officials led by devolution ministers Veska Kangogo and Hitan Majevda of roads and infrastructure.
Speaking in Umoja 1 estate Majevda says city engineers have toured the city and identified hot spots and much is being done to unclog the areas.
Areas so far cover are Umoja, Joggoo road just opposite Makadara law courts and Juja road.
‘‘We want to confirm that we have unclogged 70% hot spot places and this process will continue until the flooding menace in the city is fully addressed.’’ Majevda noted.
The exercise is being carried out by various youths groups,county government officials and those working under Nairobi beatification program.
‘‘We have a budget for this exercise and we have engaged our youths to help us in the cleaning of garbages in our drainage systems .He noted.
Meanwhile devolution minister Veska Kangogo urged Nairobians to help the county government in maintaining the environment saying major contributor of poor drainage system and clogging is waste.
‘‘The main challenge we are experiencing right now is the issue of waster disposal ,many of our waste still do not reach Dandora dump site.She said.