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Taking Charge: Mombasa County residents at the forefront in finding a solution to the land issue in the County

Taking charge is the clear gesture Mombasa residents made on 24th March 2014 at the Treasury Square when a people-driven County Land Use Policy framework was officially handed over to the Speaker of the County Assembly Hon. Thadius Rajwayi immediately after it was signed by the County Executive Committee member (CEC) for Land, Housing & Planning and the Mombasa Local Urban Forum (MLUF) Chairperson. 

Is Embu town set to become the model clean town in the country?

Three months ago five (5)[1] residential settlements in Embu town were characterized by garbage strewn all over the place. This state of affairs on the one hand reflected the resident’s lack of concern in the prevailing unsanitary conditions in their neighborhood and on the other hand the County Government lack of adequate capacity for solid waste management. Today there is a complete reversal of the situation from dirty garbage strewn neighborhoods to the cleanest neighborhoods in town.

This transformation has been possible thanks to the Waste Decentralization and Monitoring (WADEMO) Project a partnership between the Embu Local Urban Forum (ELUF) through Unity for Development - Community Based Organization (U4D – CBO) , the County Government of Embu and the support of the Civil Society Urban Development Programme (CSUDP).

[1] Majengo, Dallas, Shauri, Koi Mugo and Blue Valley

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