Solid waste management in Kisumu Municipality Kisumu District-Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in Kisumu municipality, Kisumu district- Kenya between 20!h may to 20tl' July, 2008. The main objective was to determine solid waste in Kisumu municipality. Specifically, the study objectives include; Identification of methods of solid waste management , to determine the level of awareness on dangers of improper solid waste management in the study area, and to find out the role of local and town council in management of solid wastes. The data was collected by the use of questionnaires (closed and open ended). From sample size ofn=80 who include both males and females of the range 20-60 years. More than half of the respondents (63.75%) knew crude damping as a method of refuse disposal and a few (3.75) knew SLF. Most respondents use crude damping because it is cheap and time savmg. Problems experienced with the use of crude damping include; destruction of plantations and bad smell on damping areas. All the respondents (100%) were aware of health problems associated with improper solid waste management. The health problems includes; disease outbreak and harboring of rodents and pests. More than three quarters of respondents (90%) said the local council gives assistance in management of solid wastes. However, all the respondents said that the solid management in the area was inadequate.
A research project submitted to the institute of Open And Distance Studies in partial fulfillment for the requirement of the Award of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
Solid, Waste, Management