An assessment of the evolution of Kenya’s solid waste management policies and their implementation in Nairobi and Mombasa: analysis of policies and practices

This paper provides a summary of the priorities and strategies stipulated by the major solid waste management policies

Abstract

This paper provides a summary of the priorities and strategies stipulated by the major solid waste management (SWM) policies in Kenya. It also provides a brief assessment of their implementation in Nairobi and Mombasa, drawing on data from a 2016 community-based study.

The study found that SWM policies have evolved to specificity in terms of focus, functions and scope. However, SWM remains a critical concern and a major challenge in Nairobi and Mombasa as a result of weak institutional structures and capacity, weak enforcement of regulatory frameworks, and the control of the sector by criminal cartels.

This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme

Citation

Haregu,T., Ziaraba, A., Aboderin, I., Amugsi, D., Muindi, K., Mberu, B., 2017. An assessment of the evolution of Kenya’s solid waste management policies and their implementation in Nairobi and Mombasa: analysis of policies and practices, Environment and Urbanization, 29 (2), pp. 515-532. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956247817700294 .

An assessment of the evolution of Kenya’s solid waste management policies and their implementation in Nairobi and Mombasa: analysis of policies and practices

Published 31 May 2017