County governments urged to acquire land for waste management disposals.

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NECC Secretary Mr. John Chumo with his team during a fact finding mission in Nandi

The National Environmental Complaints Committee (NECC) has recommended the county governments to consider acquiring land for waste management disposal especially the asbestos to avoid health risks to the public caused by such conditions.

The committee through its report cited that many counties were at risk of causing serious health problems to the public through lack of proper waste disposal therefore there is need to put concerted efforts to ensure they execute their mandate of management of waste accordingly.

National Environmental Complaints Committee secretary Dr John Chumo has recommended the county governments to acquire land for asbestos disposal for safety of Kenyans who are at environmental health risks of the waste.

“I urge the county governments to work closely with NEMA and public health officers in sensitizing the public on the best ways of handling this asbestos” he added.

He said that smoke from factories, plastic wastes and other chemicals are dangerous to human health thus there is need for county governments to come up with more suitable ways of waste management disposal.