Oil waste management and marine pollution a case study of kilindini harbour, Mombasa, Kenya.

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Kampala International University,School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The study established the Problems of Marine Oil waste Management Processes at Kilindini Harbour at Mombasa Kenya guided by three objectives namely, to identify the procedures involved in the management of oil waste to final disposal, to identify the challenges in the managing of marine oil waste and to make recommendations on how oil waste management can be improved The study was conducted under the view that most of the problems of marine oil waste management at Kilindini Harbour arose from rapid unplanned urbanization, institutional shortcomings of KPA had led to deteriorated state in marine oil waste management and that the problems of marine oil waste management emanated from operational huddles in implementation of policies. The study was both descriptive and analytical in nature where it based on primary and secondary data to establish the magnitude of the study. Primary data based on quantitative and qualitative data designs. Qualitative data designs included; interviews and observation. Quantitative data were gathered through questionnaires. A total of 80 respondents were involved in this study. A purposive sampling was employed to select the respondents around Kilindini Harbour. Technical planning problems were found to be a deep root in the problem having emanated from long ago as the port operations grew. Financial inadequacies were also found to be a major problem to institutional efforts of KPA in the management of marine oil waste. The oil waste collectors were found to have a very poor culture in regards to oil waste disposal. The study recommended better planning for the port development, sensitization of all relevant stakeholders to influence good culture on marine oil waste disposal. In addition easing control and regulation of structural development around the harbor needed to be in harmony with policy on marine oil waste management. The study also recommends inclusion of private sector involvement into the management of marine oil waste. On labour problems the city authorities were advised to get better or modern technology and retrain its staff in order to reduce on expense of having to hire many employees.
A dissertation submitted to the School of Engineering and Applied Science in partial fulfillment of requirements for the award of Degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management at Kampala International University
Oil waste, marine pollution, management