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The Challenges of Solid Waste Management in Nyalenda Estate - Kisumu County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author ODUOR, Elizabeth Anyango
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-28T09:22:56Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-28T09:22:56Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/4209
dc.description.abstract Solid waste management comprises the functions of generation, storage, collection, transportation,treatment and disposal of solid waste with the objectives of protecting the health of the population, promotion of environmental quality, supporting economic productivity and generationof employment and income. The achievement of these objectives requires sustainable systemswhich are adapted to and carried by the municipality and its local communities. Most municipalitiesoften fail to adapt systems which are necessary to improve their existing waste managementmethods despite the fact that population growth rates and the socio economic status of the population affect waste generation rates and compositions and thereby affect the related managementfunctions. Mainstream environmental management in the Kisumu Municipality seemsnot to serve low-income areas of Kisumu Municipality. This study therefore focused on the low-income residential areas of Kisumu Municipality that feature rapid population growth andwhere planning with respect to solid waste management seems to have been ignored. The objectivesof the study were; to assess the solid waste management practices of the households and their influence on the environment in Nyalenda Estate, Kisumu; to assess the efficacy of solid waste management practices of Municipal Council of Kisumu, and their influences on environmental management in Nyalenda Estate, Kisumu; to establish future solid waste management characteristics and densities and their projected influences on environmental managementin Nyalenda estate The study examined these residential areas in terms of the socioeconomic conditions of their populations, physical infrastructure, waste generation rates and waste characteristics with a view to creating ground for appropriate solid waste management approaches.Thestudy used surveys, physical observations and.measurements from households. Data was collected through the use of questionnaires, Simple Random sampling was used to select 384 households for the survey. Physical measurements of waste characteristics were collected over a period of 7 days. The data generated was analyzed using qualitative and quantitative approaches. Theoretical framework employed were systems thinking and systems theory. The study found that there is a close relationship between low-income residential area factors and solid waste management practices. It also found that the Municipal Council of Kisumuis ill equipped to manage solid waste effectively. The study made recommendations on ways that the Municipal Council of Kisumu can implement safe Solid Waste Management practices and employ a more integrated approach to Solid Waste Management. It is hoped that this research will be useful to those involved in planning Solid Waste Management and Environmental Management in the Municipal Council of Kisumu as well as local authorities in other parts of Kenya and in other developing Countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Maseno University en_US
dc.title The Challenges of Solid Waste Management in Nyalenda Estate - Kisumu County, Kenya en_US


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