enable cooperatives working in the dumpsite to improve on their work, the government, any contracted companies and non-governmental organisations have also been asked to set up microfinance organisations to extend loans to this organisation. The cooperatives will be offered relevant training to enhance their management of the loans.
The Dandora Dumping Site problem is a real human rights issue. When about a million people’s lives are put at risk, especially when the people in question are already poor and impoverished, it is a great injustice and a social -economic apartheid to let the poor live in the rubbish pit, literally, while the wealthier suburbs continue to fill the pit with their garbage. All the government ministries concerned, the City Council of Nairobi and all human beings who believe on the welfare of humanity must address this problem once and for all.
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Oluoch Japheth Ogola, an accountant and a freelance journalist working for the St. John Catholic Church Korogocho in areas of accounts, media and Justice and Peace Commission. Japheth lives in Korogocho slums where he has been brought up. He can be contacted on +254 724 261 751 or email:
Fr Daniel Moschetti, a Comboni missionary priest lives and ministers at St John Catholic Church – Korogocho. Vice-Provincial of the Comboni Missionaries in Kenya. Coordinator of Kutoka/Exodus: a Network of Catholic Parishes working in slums (informal settlements) of Nairobi. He can be contacted on +254 733 702 972 or email
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ii However, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the company was cancelled unexpectedly by the Government of Kenya and City Council of Nairobi in 2004.