The newly appointed Nairobi County Executive for Environment, Water, Sanitation & Energy, Mr. Peter Kimori is determined to ensure that residents get better services from his docket.

He understands the importance of stakeholders involvement in decision making and is set to engage Kara and other stakeholders in finding solutions to various service delivery challenges facing the city. Speaking when Kara delegation paid him a courtesy call on 6th April 2016, Mr. Kimori stated that there is need to enhance public education and awareness in order to ensure informed and value-adding public participation on service delivery processes. He added that the County Government is scaling up its capacity to address environmental challenges.  “We have started devolving functions to the sub-counties, recruited new environmental officers and also procured new equipments to improve services within the city” he said.

Kara CEO, Mr. Henry Ochieng welcomed the positive approach of involving stakeholders in decision making and service deliver and assured the County Executive of full cooperation. He pointed out that there are major weaknesses when it comes to enforcement and compliance to existing rules and regulations and the County Government should work closely with Residents Associations to address this challenge. He challenged Mr. Kimori to ensure implementation of the recently enacted Solid Waste Management Act. On the current waste management plan for Nairobi County, Mr. Ochieng pointed out that there are some grey areas that were identified by stakeholders and the plan should be reviewed to address those areas. Kara presented to the CEC a list of specific issues that were raised by its members and he gave an undertaking to have the issues addressed as a matter of priority.